Pet Dental Care

Quality Pet Dental Care Delivered with Your Pet’s Safety & Comfort as Top Priority

With pet periodontal disease as one of the most prevalent, yet most easily prevented, conditions we see in small animals, veterinary dental care is a pertinent component in maintaining the overall wellbeing of your companion animal. Pet periodontal disease is not to be taken lightly, as it is not only extremely painful, but can also lead to serious secondary conditions such as heart and kidney disease.

The following advanced treatments and preventive pet dental care services are provided with your pet’s safety and comfort as our top priorities:

  • Oral examination
  • Pet teeth cleaning
  • Dental extractions
  • Endodontics such as Root Canals (saving problem teeth)

If your pet has bad breath, inflamed gums (appearing red or swollen and easily bleed), discomfort while chewing, drools, or has loose or missing teeth, please schedule an oral exam with us today.

Guidelines for Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth

Brushing your pet’s teeth daily is the best way to help prevent an ever-persisting condition of periodontal disease. You may begin preparing your companion animal for daily brushing sessions as early as 8 to 12 weeks old. Follow these steps:

  1. Begin with very short sessions (30 seconds to 1 minute in length) of normalizing the manipulation of your pet’s mouth. Gently rub the lips, eventually touching the gums and teeth. Provide a lot of praise, pats, and snuggles or even a treat as cooperation incentive.
  2. Repeat Step 1 at a consistent time of day until your pet becomes comfortable with the process.
  3. Repeat Step 1 and introduce the toothpaste moistened with water by letting your fuzzy friend take a few licks of it from your finger. It is imperative to use pet toothpaste (available at our facility) because human toothpaste contains ingredients that may be harmful to your pet.
  4. Repeat Step 3 for 2 or 3 days while maintaining cooperation praise.
  5. Present a washcloth wrapped around your finger with pet toothpaste on it. Rub it on your pet’s teeth and gums in a circular motion as you would a normal toothbrush.
  6. Repeat Step 5.
  7. Brush your pet’s teeth. Do so with a circular motion, starting in the front and working your way to the back. You do not need to rinse with water as humans do.

Pet Dental Care Product Spotlight

We highly recommend the pet dental care products listed below, as they have proven to be tremendously effective. All are available for purchase at our facility.

  • Perio-Support (a powder sprinkled on food used to help kill plaque-building bacteria)
  • CET HEXtra Premium Chews with Chlorhexidene (assists in cleaning teeth, freshening breath, preventing plaque buildup, and reducing oral bacteria)
  • Toothbrushes
  • Fluoride-free pet toothpaste

Office Hours

Our Regular Schedule

Monday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Wednesday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Thursday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Friday:

7:30 am

6:00 pm

Saturday:

8:00 am

1:00 pm

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

After Hours: 317-248-0832


Wednesday Hours Starting Wednesday, May 3, 2017, we will be closing EVERY Wednesday from 830a-1030a for team trainings and meetings.  If you have an emergency during these times, you can call the clinic and select the emergency option and a staff member will be contacted to help you! 

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