Clean teeth and a healthy mouth is the pathway to good health for your pet. Proper dental care is about more than just preventing “doggy breath” — plaque and tartar build-up on your pet’s teeth can lead to periodontal disease, which can eventually damage your pet’s liver, kidneys, heart and other organs.
Untreated dental disease progresses to periodontal disease (severe infection), and symptoms include:
Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet’s health and can often be the cause of serious illness. Dental problems, if left untreated, can often lead to larger systemic problems in your pet due to oral bacteria entering the blood stream and damaging the kidneys, heart and liver.
Because your pet is anesthetized during a dental cleaning, we monitor his or her vital signs closely using sophisticated monitoring equipment. Blankets and warming pads are used to keep your pet warm and comfortable and a trained veterinary technician watches over your pet during the procedure.
You can continue your pet’s dental care at home. A staff member can show you how to brush your pet’s teeth at home and can provide recommendations about specially-formulated food and treats that promote good dental health.