Why Pets Need Dental Care
Both dogs and cats need regular dental cleanings as they increase both the length and quality of their life. Some benefits of regular dental cleanings include:
The ability to chart and evaluate pet dental disease over a period of time
Prevention of expensive and advanced pet dental procedures
Less teeth extractions (pulling) for your pet
Dental Disease Statistics
Richland Animal Clinic sees more pets with dental disease than any other problem. Statistics show that dental disease is the most common disease in dogs. 92% of dogs over the age of three are affected. Although less prevalent in cats, statistics show that 85% of cats over the age of three struggle with the disease. However, scheduling annual pet dental cleanings can add 2-4 years to your pet’s life!
Dental Care at Richland Animal Clinic
Richland Animal Clinic’s staff and licensed veterinarians are equipped with the latest technologies to make pet dental visits safe and easy. Some of these dental procedures include:
Teeth cleaning and polishing
Deciduous (pet baby teeth), Surgical and routine tooth extractions
Full mouth teeth removal
Repair of Oronasal fistula
- Oral surgery for dogs or cats
Pet Dental Cleanings - What to Expect?
While under general anesthesia, your dog or cat can receive a thorough dental cleaning. Richland Animal Clinic uses a safe, local anesthesia and monitors your pet’s heart rate, oxygen and respiration.
Before dental care begins, blood tests are done to help uncover any underlying illnesses, and we examine the animal’s entire mouth, including lips, tongue, gums and teeth. This assures us that anesthetizing is safe for your pet.