Veterinary Hospital Provides La Mesa Dental Cleaning for Cats and Dogs’ Teeth
Cleaning Dogs Teeth Keeps Your Pet Healthy and Prevents Illness
Without proper veterinary care, both dogs and cats are at risk for developing gum disease and tartar buildup. Just like in humans, plaque naturally builds up over time on your dog’s teeth. Without routine brushing and dental care, our pet’s mouth can become an incubator for bacterial infections, especially along the gum line. Our animal vet clinic provides comprehensive pet dental care services. Our La Mesa veterinarians recommend an annual dental cleaning, which includes a full diagnostic exam, ultrasonic cleaning and fluoride treatment. In order for your pet to feel comfortable during our dental cleaning, we administer a mild anesthesia. Our experienced animal vet clinic team will carefully monitor your pet for adverse reactions to the anesthesia. We perform comprehensive blood work and diagnostic tests prior to the anesthesia to ensure your pet is in good health. During a routine cleaning we will clean and polish your dog’s teeth to remove tartar buildup. Cleaning teeth to remove tartar prevents gingivitis, which can easily lead to bacterial infections.
Even with regular cleanings, it is possible for a an object or food to become stuck in your pet’s teeth, which can lead to aggravation along the gum line. If your pet is excessively drooling or struggling to chew food or toys, our veterinarian recommends that you bring your pet in for an examination. Early treatment of bacterial infections is critical to protecting your pet’s health. Left untreated, bacteria can easily travel through your pet’s bloodstream, leading to serious and life-threatening infections in the heart, kidney and liver.
A healthy mouth starts at home with you. As a pet owner, regularly brushing your dogs teeth will keep you pets teeth and gum line clean and free from potentially harmful bacteria and food debris. If your dog is not used to having his teeth brushed, we recognize that cleaning dogs teeth can be a challenging first experience for you! Our veterinarians are always happy to show you the best way to keep your pet’s teeth clean, while keeping your pet calm and relaxed. We can also help you choose the right dog toothpaste and toothbrush for your pet. In addition to cleaning dogs teeth, our full-service veterinary hospital also provides routine rabies vaccination, wellness screenings, veterinary dermatology and emergency care. Our on-staff dog groomer will ensure that your pet looks and feels his or her best. From a clean, healthy smile to a shiny coat, our La Mesa veterinarians will help keep your pet healthy and happy. Call us at 619.312.4439 to schedule your pet’s dental exam today.
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