Caring About Your Pet's Dental Health
Recent studies have shown that 70% of adult cats and 80% of adult dogs show symptoms of oral disease. Bad breath, plaque build-up, excessive drooling, sore or bleeding gums when eating or chewing, and decreased appetite are signs that your pet’s teeth may require veterinary attention.
All pets have their teeth and gums examined by our doctors at their routine wellness visits. For dogs and cats of all ages, our licensed technical staff also performs routine dental cleanings which include high-speed ultrasonic cleaning, polishing, and fluoride treatments.
Periodontal disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats with approximately 85% having some form of this disease. Pets with periodontal disease may experience pain, bad breath, and eventual tooth loss. This chronic infection can spread to the heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys which makes routine dentistry vital in preventing periodontal disease.
DPVH has the capability to take dental radiographs to look for diseased tooth roots which can cause infection and pain for your pet and, if necessary, our doctors perform both simple and complex surgical extractions of these diseased teeth.
Special precautions, such as pre-anesthetic blood work, intravenous catheter, and fluid therapy, and special anesthesia protocols are taken with compromised or older pets.
We offer Dentals on Tuesdays & Thursdays.