Dog Dental Care & Cat Dental Care in Vancouver
Oral health is very important to prevent dental infections and gum disease. Teeth and gums for cats and dogs should be checked every few months and professionally cleaned at least once a year. Regular dental check-ups with our veterinarian will help prevent gingivitis, plague, tartar, and abscessed teeth
Reliable Vancouver vets at Killarney Animal Hospital serves your pets with one of the best animal dental care services. Our composite dental health care programs for your pets help in their healthy living. Dental care services for your pets include dental cleaning, diet recommendations and tips for home dental care.
Daily brushing is a good way to prevent tartar and plague build up on your pets teeth. Dental chews are also a good choice. Killarney Animal Hospital's professional dental ultrasonic scaling and polishing will help keep your pets oral health up to date. During your visit to our Vancouver Animal Hospital in Killarney, the veterinarians will do an oral exam to discover if your pet has early stages of gum disease or infection so that your pets feel comfortable and healthy
Pet periodontal disease, or tooth-and-gum disease, is one of the most common diseases affecting pets today. In fact, most dogs and cats show some signs of this disease by 3 years of age. Signs can include tender, swollen gums, excessive drooling, loss of appetite, and bad breath.
A complete dental exam should be performed on all pets at least once a year. For smaller breeds more prone to periodontal disease, these exams should be done every 6 months. If dental calculus is present at the gumline, the veterinarian should professionally clean the teeth. Because this cleaning can be a painful procedure, especially if periodontal disease already exists, a short-acting sedative or anesthetic is essential for your pet’s comfort and safety. An ultrasonic dental scaler, combined with manual scaling instruments is used to break apart and remove the hard calculus and deposits from the tooth surfaces. Afterward, the teeth are polished with a special paste to restore their natural smooth surfaces.
Remember: Good dental hygiene is important to the health of your pet. In fact, it can help it live a longer, happier life. If you have any questions concerning your pet’s dental health, don’t hesitate to consult our veterinarian.