Is your pet experiencing bad breath or excessive drooling? Have you noticed him/her pawing at the mouth? Does your pet seem hesitant to eat or does chewing seem painful?
Having these performed regularly:
Dental disease is THE most common disease in dogs. Recent studies show that 85% of cats and 92% of dogs over age 3 have periodontal disease.
A thorough dental cleaning can only be accomplished while the pet is under general anesthesia. The anesthesia we use is safe for all animals and your pet is constantly monitored during the dental procedure.
Prior to anesthesia, blood tests are performed to help uncover any hidden illnesses. Illnesses that may have us review the health of your pet to make sure that anesthetizing is safe for him/her and that we can proceed with the dental procedure.
A professional cleaning (sometimes called a prophylaxis) removes plaque and tartar from the teeth. Your pet's entire mouth health (teeth, tongue, gums and lips) will be examined and assessed.