Dr. Steve offers in-home veterinary dentistry for your pet under twilight sedation. This service is perfect for the pet in need of a good dental cleaning, but does not have advanced dental disease.
Dogs and cats are notoriously uncooperative when it comes to dental
care. Even the sweetest of all pets can turn into grouchy, reclusive
animals once their owners try to pry their mouths open and check the state of
their gums and teeth. In order for your pet to stay healthy and happy, it is important for you to promote good oral health. Here are some ways you can help keep your
pet in tiptop dental shape:
Smell your pet’s breath. Chances are your
beloved pet’s breath is not minty fresh, but a particularly foul odor can be a
sign of teeth problems or gum disease. If bad breath is accompanied with
sluggishness, ill temper, loss of appetite, vomiting and/or excessive drinking
and urinating, call your mobile vet right away.
Check your pet’s gums and teeth. The gums should
look pink, clean and healthy. The teeth should not be brown and
discolored. There should be no sign of sores, tumors, ulcers and cysts.
A healthy balanced diet helps to keep your pet’s
dental state in peak form. Dogs, for example, need chew toys not just to play
with but also to keep their teeth strong. Some dissolvable chew toys often have
essential vitamins and nutrients added to make the treats even better for your
Tooth-brushing kits are available for cats and
dogs alike, and we can recommend the perfect kit for your pet. Remember
that cats and dogs have different needs from humans, so never use your own
toothpaste on your pet.
Sometimes, even with careful dental grooming, pets can still
get teeth and gum problems and the best way to help them is to have us visit you and perform in-home dentistry. We are equipped
with all the necessary equipment to perform twilight anesthesia on your pet and
provide a thorough cleaning that will help prevent or stop dental disease on its
Twilight anesthesia is a safe method of delivering a small
dose of general anesthesia. The anesthetic is completely reversible and your pet will be fully awake at the end of the procedure. Most pets tend to forget the cleaning process after
the effects of the anesthesia wear off. This means that they will not be
traumatized by regular visits from your mobile vet, especially since the anesthesia
will help minimize any discomfort they may feel.
With regular in-home dentistry visits, your pet will have
the best chances of staying safe from the following diseases:
Mouth tumors, cysts and ulcers
Proliferating gum disease
Call us now and set up an appointment for a dentistry visit!
We will make sure that your beloved pet will get a safe, thorough and relaxing