Dental Care

Dental Care 2017-08-23T15:30:12+00:00

Dental Care

Did you know that more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease by the age of two? (Source: American Veterinary Medical Association) These are eye-opening figures, especially when you consider that dental disease can lead to bacteria entering your pet’s bloodstream, which may result in serious damage to the heart, liver and kidneys.

  • Complete oral exam and health exam, complete bloodwork, dental radiographs to further evaluate the teeth and supporting structures and teeth cleaning
  • Pre-Dental workups, including complete in-hospital blood work (in house or sent to lab)
  • Dental cleanings, which are more complex than human dental cleanings, and require general anesthesia and a full day at the hospital
  • Periodontal care, tooth extractions
  • Home prevention training for pet owners who want to clean their pet’s teeth at home

Does your pet suffer from any of these symptoms?

  • Bad breath
  • Yellowish plaque on your pet’s teeth near the gum line
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats
  • Missing or loose teeth

If you’ve seen any of these symptoms, it may be a sign your pet needs dental care immediately. Call us at 515-965-0006.