Dental care is an essential part of your pet’s health care routine and can impact his or her overall health. Regular professional dental exams and cleanings, as well as at-home care, will keep your pet’s teeth strong and healthy for years to come. Without proper dental care, your pet may suffer from gingivitis, periodontal disease, and painful infections that can even affect other organs.
Kindness Animal Hospital is dedicated to providing the following comprehensive, preventative dental services for both dogs and cats:
Appropriate professional teeth cleaning requires the use of anesthesia. The use of anesthesia allows us to observe, evaluate, and clean all surfaces of the teeth, probe the gum line for pockets, and obtain x-rays to screen for problems below the gum line. Anesthesia also allows us to protect your pet’s airway and lungs from the bacteria liberated during cleaning. As an AAHA accredited practice, we do not recommend, nor do we perform, “non-anesthetic” dental cleanings. Click the following link to visit the Animal Veterinary Dental College (ADVC) website for more information.
Brushing your cat’s or dog’s teeth on a daily basis significantly reduces the buildup of plaque on the teeth. Plaque is an accumulation of bacteria that can lead to periodontitis if ignored. Periodontitis causes pain and chronic oral infections which can lead to bone loss and eventually tooth loss.
Kindness Animal Hospital can provide you with advice and various options on how to care for your dog’s or cat’s teeth at home. Call us today to speak with us about your pet’s dental care or to schedule a dental exam.
Please call us to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians if your dog or cat is exhibiting any of these signs of dental disease: