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Dental Cleaning for Dogs and Cats
Above: A dental procedure being performed by a technician with equipment to ensure the health of your pet; automated IV pump, Cardell monitor (to measure heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, respiratory rate and temperature) digital dental radiograph, and anesthesia machine.
Left: Before dental cleanings Right: After dental cleanings!
Why is it important for my dog and/or cat to have their teeth cleaned?
Proper dental care is essential for your pet's health and well-being. Pets need to maintain strong, healthy teeth for more than chewing, grooming, picking up a ball, or capturing a catnip mouse all requires healthy teeth.
As in humans, deposits of plaque build up on your pet's teeth. Plaque hardens and turns into tartar which:
The process for examining and cleaning your pet's teeth is done while under anesthesia.
Following the procedure, home dental care is vital in order to prevent plaque and tartar from recurring. We have many home dental care products available and will advise you on the best products for your pet.
Click on the blue appointment icon to the right to request your pet's appointment for a comprehensive dental exam.