Regular professional cleaning is essential to keeping your pet’s teeth healthy. To completely clean every tooth, we use contemporary, secure ultrasonic technology.
Dental care of dogs and cats is one of the most commonly overlooked areas of pet health care; however, it is necessary to provide optimum health and quality of life. Diseases of the oral cavity, if left untreated, are often painful and can lead to more serious health problems, including heart, lung, and kidney disease.
There are two critical components of your pet’s veterinary dental care: oral examinations and dental cleanings. Veterinary dental care begins at the puppy and kitten’s life stage. As your pet ages, your veterinarian will look for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors. Veterinarians can perform a basic oral examination on patients that are awake. However, when cleaning is required, your pet will need to be induced under general anesthesia, wherein a thorough examination will be done prior to the cleaning. Dental cleanings performed while your pet is awake are not only dangerous for the team member performing the cleaning but dangerous to your pet as well.
- Dental Home Care
- Healthy Teeth, Healthy Pets
- Guide to Canine Toothbrushing
- Bad Breath
- Signs of Oral Disease in Pets
San Antonio Animal Hospital provides high-quality dental care for pets and their owners living in San Antonio as well as nearby communities of Dade City, Zephyrhills, Wesley Chapel, and Ridge Manor.