As a pet owner, it is your responsibility to ensure that your pet stays healthy. Part of this includes dental care. Neglecting your pet’s oral health is dangerous. At Sherwood Family Pet Clinic in Sherwood, OR, our veterinarian provides a variety of pet dental care services. Our goal is to keep your pets happy and healthy.
Dental Care for Pets
The ideal situation for your feline or canine pal is to brush its teeth every day to keep them clean and avoid serious health conditions in the long run. Brush your pet’s teeth two to three times a week with a toothbrush and toothpaste made for pets. You should also examine your pet's teeth and gums several times a week to make sure they are healthy. This form of preventative care will help your pet avoid serious dental problems. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, make a dental appointment with our veterinarian.
Signs That Pets Need Dental Care
There are many signs that indicate that your pet needs vet care services. If your pet has bad breath, broken or loose teeth, or extra teeth because it retained it baby teeth, visit our veterinarian. Other things, such as dropping food from the mouth, excessive drooling or chewing, as well as a reduced appetite, also point to dental problems. If you see swelling around the mouth or bleeding from the mouth, visit our facility. In severe cases, our veterinarian may need to remove teeth from your pet’s mouth.
Pets and Periodontal Disease
Pets can begin to develop periodontal disease by the age of 3. This condition can lead to serious complications, such as liver disease, kidney disease, and heart disease. It starts with tartar both above and below the gum line. Tartar above the gum line is easy to remove, but our vet needs to remove it below the gum line. Routine teeth cleanings are vital in preventing periodontal disease.
When Should Pets Have a Dental Exam?
Our veterinarian will examine your dog or cat's teeth to catch any minor problems before they become serious. Therefore, it's imperative to make all of your dog or cat's routine pet dental checkups as recommended by our vet. We will recommend particular foods, treats, and pet toothpaste to help keep your pet's teeth white and shiny while promoting good health at the same time. This preventative care will protect your pet’s oral health.
Visit Our Veterinarian in Sherwood, OR for Pet Dental Care Services
To keep your pet’s mouth healthy, it is vital to visit our vet regularly. At Sherwood Family Pet Clinic in Sherwood, OR, we provide teeth cleanings and other pet dental services to keep your pet healthy. We provide a variety of other vet care services as well. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
High Quality Dental Care at Competitive Rates
State of the art anesthesia and monitoring Extractions, sealants, and other care performed same day – second anesthesia not required.
Dental Cleanings include:
Preanesthetic exam Anesthetic plan based on individual pet’s medical condition and needs Preanesthetic relaxation medication IV catheter and fluids Human grade anesthetics, gas anesthesia with intubation (airway protection) State of the art anesthetic monitoring Scaling, subgingival cleaning, polish, fluoride and Oravet Whole mouth dental x-rays Dental evaluation by veterinarian with personalized dental care plan Dental charting Pain relief medication if needed
Our goal at Sherwood Family Pet Clinic is to care for the whole pet, including their teeth. Keeping teeth healthy with appropriately timed cleanings prevents tooth loss and discomfort. Addressing problems such as broken teeth or teeth with resorptive lesions, relieves pain and prevents complications such as abscessed teeth.
It is important to clean the teeth before there is excessive tartar, or development of gingivitis which leads to periodontal disease and tooth loss. However, since safe and proper dental cleaning for pets includes anesthesia, we recommend the timing of dental cleanings be based on the condition of an individual pet’s teeth. Some pets need cleanings every 6 months; for others, once a year, or less frequently.
We have a variety of options for home dental care and can help you establish a home dental care routine to slow the build-up of tartar. This won’t replace the need for cleanings, but it can increase the time between cleanings, slow the development of gingivitis, and help save teeth.
Our veterinarians have taken additional dental-related training and are skilled at sealants, extractions and other oral care. Sometimes, problems with teeth will be found during a routine cleaning. No need for a second anesthesia at a later time. At Sherwood Family Pet Clinic, the problem can be corrected during the same anesthesia as the cleaning, saving your pet another visit and saving you money.
Call today to schedule your pet’s cleaning or with any questions: (503) 625-5664
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