The signs of dental disease:

  • Bad breath
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Trouble eating, pain when chewing
  • Bleeding from the gums
  • Possible decreased appetite or weight loss
  • Drooling


Dental disease can be anywhere from mild to severe, and 

early intervention is the key to preventing root abscesses, 

bone loss, tooth loss and chronic pain.

The oral health can often not be fully evaluated in an awake 

patient, and sometimes, a full thorough dental exam requires 



In cases of mild dental disease we stress the importance 

of in home preventative care and can demonstrate proper 

brushing techniques for you to care for your pet.

If it is determined that home care alone is not sufficient we 

offer advanced treatments that require

general anesthesia.


Once we confirm that your pet is healthy enough for general 

anesthesia, we schedule the dental procedure.

Your pet will spend the day at the hospital with supportive 

care of fluids, antibiotic and pain management, which are

tailored to your pet's individual needs, and will be sent home 

with medications for pain management, antibiotics and

instructions for home care.


Click here to learn about bad breath in your pet 

Click here to read how to brush your pet's teeth and here to watch a video demonstrating it