Studies show that between 60% and 80% of all pets over the age of three have periodontal disease and need immediate dental care.
The overall health of your pet can be seriously affected by neglected oral hygiene. The bacteria found in the mouth, which causes bad breath, can result in seriously diseased teeth and gums. From the mouth, the same bacteria can travel to and infect the intestines (causing periodic diarrhea), liver, kidneys, and heart, which can result in premature deterioration of these vital organs.
If early tartar formation is removed by proper prophylactic teeth cleaning and proper home care, your pet will be healthier, live longer, and have less bad breath.
The process to have your pet’s teeth cleaned is simple. Call to make an appointment. Your pet will receive a dental exam along with a blood test and urinalysis to check for any underlying problems. The procedure is scheduled for several days later. If the tests are normal, a general anesthetic is given. By performing a blood test/urinalysis, providing IV fluids and using the safest anesthetics, the risks of anesthesia are minimized.
Your pet’s teeth are scaled, removing plaque and tartar, and then polished. Particular attention is given to “hidden” problems under the gum line. Your pet is discharged on the same evening with better smelling breath and, more importantly, a more comfortable mouth. The total fee is $397.50 for dogs and $371 for cats.
We gladly offer free examinations for pets adopted from shelters or rescues within the past two months. During the course of the exam, we will review medical records and provide further recommendations as needed