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At City Petcare animal hospital we believe in maintaining a pets teeth and oral health. Due to the nature of cleaning an animal's teeth, general anesthesia will be necessary. This prevents sudden movements by the pet and it minimizes pain and fear. The sound of the scalar can also be painful to there sensitive ears. It can be very mean to perform this procedure while they are awake. Before general anesthesia can be administered, Dr Bassi may recommended a series of pre anesthetic blood test to ensure safely during the procedure as the pet gets older theses test
can be life saving. If the pet already has an infection or other issues, antibiotic or supportive treatment may be necessary before a dental cleaning can be performed. Dental cleaning is performed by using an ultrasonic scaler to remove tartar buildup above and below the gum line. At this time we would remove any unsalvageable teeth that are visibly causing pain loose or broken. The final step in the process is tooth polishing which helps to prevent plaque build-up.
It is important to take your pet to the veterinarian for regular dental checkups to ensure proper dental care. Depending on the age of your pet, they should have an oral exam every six months to maintain proper oral hygiene. Smaller pets over three years may need dental care more often because they tend to get tartar build up much faster. Just think, plaque and tartar can begin forming in less than six hours after teeth have been cleaned.
On the day of your pets dental
Minnie helpful hints:
At City Petcare hospital how we wake up after surgery is very important. The staff here stay and pet and cuddle us the whole time, make sure we are warm, clean and not scared.