Dental Care for Pets
Every pet deserves a healthy, pain-free mouth.
Without regular dental care, pets develop periodontal disease. Periodontal disease isn't just cosmetic; it's an infection of the gums and other tissues supporting the health of the teeth. If you've ever experienced dental pain, you probably have an idea of what pets with periodontal disease are going through. This disease causes pain, reduced appetite, and bad breath. More importantly, it reduces pets' quality of life and impacts the human-animal bond.
Safety with General Anesthesia
While you want preventive dental care for your pet, the thought of general anesthesia makes you nervous. This is completely normal. Professional pet dental care requires anesthesia. As an AAHA-accredited practice, we minimize any potential risks by following the latest guidelines for both anesthesia and dental care.
Make Dental Health a Priority
Many pet owners don't give oral health a second thought, but you know "doggie breath" isn't normal. You want your pet to have a healthy mouth so they eat well, play enthusiastically, and are a pleasure to snuggle with. Scheduling an appointment for a thorough physical is the first step to restoring your pet's oral health and enhancing the bond you share with them. Once you're here, we'll address any concerns about your pet's teeth, their overall health, and any risks there may be before we schedule a dental procedure.
What You Should Be Asking About Dental Procedures
There's a lot of options for pet dental care out there. Yet how can you be sure that you're choosing the right veterinarian for you and your pet? Learn what questions you should be asking veterinarians by entering your email address below. We'll send you a free resource sheet of 10 questions you should ask before your pet's dental cleaning.
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Can't It Wait? It Doesn't Look That Bad...
The best time to act is now. Your pet will never be younger or healthier than they are today. Left untreated, periodontal disease only gets worse, resulting in chronic pain, bad breath, and eventually, tooth loss.
Continuing Pet Dental Care at Home
When you bring your pet home from a dental procedure, you'll likely notice a boost in their mood. They'll eat better, play more energetically, and want to be a part of the family.
To maintain your pet's oral health and happiness, you'll need to begin dental care at home. When your pet's teeth are clean and their mouth is no longer painful, we'll help you keep them healthy with effective at-home pet dental care.
I have seen three doctors at Priority Pet Hospital, and they have all been exceptionally kind, knowledgeable, and compassionate. This pet hospital is pretty far from where I live, but I’m never going anywhere else!
- Trine B.
Excellent care, concern and forward thinking treatments for a dog with many issues. Very grateful!
- Michael P.
This has to be one of the most professional, yet down to earth friendly staffs I've ever encountered. Whether your visit is for a happy or sad occasion, you'll receive an "at home" level of care with the utmost empathy. I love this team!!
- Kristine B.
I don't go anywhere else for my pet needs. Dr. Burns is amazing. She always takes time to listen and answers all me and my wife's questions.