Dental care is vital to the overall health of any pet. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys and has the potential to seep into your pet’s bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common pet health issue among our pet population.
Dental cleanings are performed under anesthesia so that we can keep your pet safe during the procedure. This also allows us to do a thorough removal of the plaque and tartar and evaluate your pet’s oral health. We’ll often perform a bit of blood work on your animal before sedation so we know they’re in good shape for the procedure. While they’re under, we carefully monitor their vital signs for any changes. During recovery, we make sure they’re waking up and feeling mostly back to normal before we send them on home with you. If you have any questions about scheduling a dental cleaning, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.
For equine dental care, please check out our Equine Medicine Page.