Dental care is vital to your pet’s overall health and longevity. The fact is most pets over three already have some signs of periodontal (dental) disease. If the periodontal disease is advanced, bacteria may have already spread to internal organs, causing serious illness and perhaps even shortening the life of your pet.
The way to avoid all this is with regular dental care including at-home brushing (if possible), dental exams, and annual dental cleanings. At The Grand Lake Veterinary Hospital, we offer comprehensive dental services for pets including oral surgery, and we can show you ways to keep their teeth and mouth healthy for a lifetime!
Per guidelines from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the American Animal Hospital Association (AHAA) we do only anesthetic dental cleanings. Our procedures are accompanied by complete physicals, lab work, X-rays, and anesthesia to ensure the best outcome for your pet.
While non-anesthetic cleanings are becoming a popular option, we cannot recommend them because in addition to being extremely stressful for pets, they do not allow for scaling under the gum line where most plaque and tartar build up.
If you’d like to schedule your pet for a dental exam or cleaning, you can book online or give us a call at 510-350-8538.