In Home Dentistry
Dr. Steve offers in-home veterinary dentistry for your pet under reversible sedation. This service is perfect for the pet in need of a good dental cleaning, but does not have advanced dental disease. Dogs and cats are notoriously uncooperative when it comes to dental care.
Even the sweetest of all pets can turn into grouchy, reclusive animals once their owners try to pry their mouths open and check the state of their gums and teeth. In order for your pet to stay healthy and happy, it is important for you to promote good oral health.
Here are some ways you can help keep your pet in tiptop dental shape:
Smell Your Pet’s Breath
Smell your pet’s breath. Chances are your beloved pet’s breath is not minty fresh, but a particularly foul odor can be a sign of teeth problems or gum disease. If bad breath is accompanied with sluggishness, ill temper, loss of appetite, vomiting and/or excessive drinking and urinating, call your mobile vet right away.
Check your pet’s gums and teeth
The gums should look pink, clean and healthy. The teeth should not be brown and discolored. There should be no sign of sores, tumors, ulcers and cysts.
Cats and Dogs have different needs
Tooth-brushing kits are available for cats and dogs alike, and we can recommend the perfect kit for your pet. Remember that cats and dogs have different needs from humans, so never use your own toothpaste on your pet.
Stop Dental Disease
Sometimes, even with careful dental grooming, pets can still get teeth and gum problems and the best way to help them is to have us visit you and perform in-home dentistry. We are equipped with all the necessary equipment to perform reversible sedation on your pet and provide a thorough cleaning that will help prevent or stop dental disease in its tracks.
Reversible sedation is a safe method of delivering a small dose of medication. The drug is completely reversible and your pet will be fully awake at the end of the procedure. Most pets tend to forget the cleaning process after the effects of the sedation wear off. This means that they will not be traumatized by regular visits from your mobile vet, especially since the sedation will help minimize any discomfort they may feel
Stay Safe From These Diseases
With regular in-home dentistry visits, your pet will have the best chances of staying safe from the following diseases:
- Mouth tumors, cysts and ulcers
- Periodontal disease
- Proliferating gum disease
- Swollen gums