Dog and Cat Teeth Cleaning in Groveport Keeps Mouths and Bodies Healthy
Good oral health is a no-brainer for us, but what about our pets? Don’t they need to have clean teeth and healthy mouths, too? Unfortunately, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), many cats and dogs will begin to develop gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) by age 3. Our pets simply aren’t getting the dog and cat teeth cleaning they need, be it at home or at the vet. Here at Groveport Canal Animal Hospital, we’re fully committed to keeping your pet healthy in every aspect, and we’re happy to educate our clients on the best dental care practices.
Ready to talk with our vets about your cat and dog’s teeth cleaning? Call us at (614) 836-3222 or use our online form to book an appointment!
Our Dog and Cat Teeth Cleaning Services
We offer a complete spectrum of pet dental care services here in Groveport that are designed to meet all of your animal companion’s dental needs. These include:
- Routine oral exams
- Dental prophylaxis (dog and cat teeth cleaning)
- Exodontics (extractions)
- Digital dental X-rays (before and after cleanings)
- Home brushing demonstrations
- Dental chews
Pet dental care always begins with a thorough oral examination. Prior to dental prophylaxis, we recommend pre-anesthetic blood work for all patients (and require it for senior patients). Dental X-rays are always performed both before and after cleanings and extractions. Before a procedure, X-rays help us determine the extent of the damage to your pet’s teeth and jawbone. After the procedure, we check to ensure that all teeth have been fully extracted and the mouth is in good condition for recovery.
Signs of Gum Disease in Your Pet
Gum disease is one of the most common conditions affecting both cats and dogs, but it can be prevented through regular professional teeth cleanings and home brushings. In its most advanced stage, gum disease can affect your pet’s heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver, so be alert to the following signs:
- Red, swollen gums
- Loose/broken teeth
- Excessive drooling
- Lack of appetite
- Dropping food from mouth
- Swelling of face/mouth area
- Bad breath
- Brown/yellow teeth
- Pawing at face/mouth
- Bleeding from mouth
At-Home Dog and Cat Teeth Cleaning
We’re dedicated to providing exceptional dental care to our patients, but pet owners need to do their part, too. We recommend brushing your pet’s teeth daily to slow the buildup of plaque, along with yearly professional teeth cleanings. We also provide dental chews for pets to enjoy while they’re at home to help remove tough plaque and tartar. If you need help brushing your pet’s teeth, let us know! We’d be more than happy to help you. To schedule an oral exam and teeth cleaning, just give us a call at (614) 836-3222 or use our online form.