February is National Dental Month for your pets.
Hazel Dell Animal Hospital
The whole month of February 2017
Dental care is a topic that you need to think about throughout the life of your dog. Though each pet will have different needs when it comes to the care of their teeth, the typical pet needs a teeth cleaning every 1-3 years. The most helpful way to combat dental disease is to brush your pet's teeth every day to every other day. Imagine what would happen to your teeth if you did not brush them for a year or two! We do have handouts that show you how to introduce brushing of the teeth and our Technicians would be happy to show you as well.
One saying is that your pet's ride in would be the most dangerous part of their day. To ensure that this is the case, we recommend pre-anesthetic bloodwork before your pets Teeth Cleaning is performed. This is to determine if your pet is safe for anesthesia. On the day of the clenain, we have 2 nurses with your pet throughout the entire procedure, one to clean and the other to monitor heart rate, blood pressure, oxygen levels, temperature, and breathing. Then one nurse will stay with your pet while they are recovering in order to remove the endotracheal tube and be sure that he or she is recovering well. Then your pet will go home at the end of the day with fresher breath and better kisses for you when they get home.
Please let us know if you have any questions about our dental procedure or would like to
schedule an appointment for us to check out their teeth or to schedule the dental.
your pet is important too!