Dental Care Services for Pets
Did you know that “doggy breath” is not normal? In fact, it’s one of the earliest signs of periodontal disease – inflammation of the tissues surrounding your pet’s teeth. If left untreated, this can cause infections, your furry friend’s teeth to fall out, and many other health problems. The good news is it’s quite easy to prevent periodontal disease and keep your pet in good dental health. Regular check-ups and cleanings at our hospital, along with a proper hygiene routine at home are all you need to maintain your pet’s oral health. Call us at 250-376-7208 to book your pet’s next appointment and to learn more about how we can keep their teeth in good shape!
How do I know if my pet has dental or oral health issues?
We recommend that you reach out to our team immediately if you notice the following symptoms in your pet: swollen gums, bad breath, bloody saliva, loose teeth, lumps in their mouth, blood on their toys or in their food bowls, and trouble picking up their food.
What types of dental care services for pets do you provide?
Here at Central Animal Hospital, some of the procedures our team routinely performs are dental cleanings, dental radiographs and teeth extractions. For more details, please do not hesitate to contact us and one of our client care receptionists will be happy to address any of your questions or concerns.
Is anesthesia necessary for a dental cleaning in pets?
Absolutely! You may have heard of cosmetic or anesthesia-free dental cleanings offered by groomers or other service providers. Unfortunately, these types of cleanings are purely surface-level. They can actually mask underlying oral health issues – your pet’s teeth may look clean but are actually severely inflamed underneath the gum line. Your pet must be under anesthesia so we can properly clean their teeth with the correct tools and so we can perform emergency extractions. This will prevent your pet from experiencing unnecessary stress from having foreign devices in their mouth, and will allow us to thoroughly clean and examine their dental health.