Teeth Cleaning Services for Dogs, Cats, and Exotics in Sunrise, FL

At Welleby Veterinary Hospital, we believe that our veterinarians and you, the pet owner, are jointly responsible for keeping your loved one as healthy as they can be. When your pet has good oral health, this correlates to an improved quality of life and increased longevity. Our animal hospital in Sunrise possesses the necessary equipment to improve your pet’s oral hygiene and maintain their dental health with dog and cat teeth cleaning.

If your pet has bad breath or is due for a checkup and oral exam, call us at (954) 748-2002 or book online to make an appointment!

Dog Teeth Cleaning In Sunrise Fl

Why Oral Exams and Teeth Cleanings are Important

There are many reasons your dog, cat, or exotic pet should have routine oral examinations and teeth cleanings. Like our teeth, our pets’ teeth are susceptible to plaque and tartar buildup over time. This buildup can lead to an inflammatory condition known as gingivitis, or other serious issues due to the bacteria. These conditions may affect not only your pet’s mouth and oral comfort, but also their heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. Oral health issues can be tough to spot because many pets will not stop eating or show pain when dental disease is present.

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Signs of Oral and Dental Diseases in Dogs and Cats

The American Veterinary Dental College lists the most common signs of oral and dental diseases in dogs, cats, and exotic mammals as:

  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Red or swollen gums
  • Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
  • Your pet shies away from you when you touch the mouth area
  • Drooling or dropping food from the mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Loss of appetite or loss of weight
  • Swelling on cheek/face

Pet Dental Care Services

We offer our pet dental services to dogs, cats, rabbits, and other exotic pets. We frequently manage cases that include:

  • Routine oral exams
  • Dental prophylaxis (scaling and polishing the teeth to remove plaque and calculus)
  • Endodontics
  • Dental imaging (to view below the gum line and check for bone loss)
  • Extractions due to decayed, fractured, or infected teeth
  • Gum disease (gingivitis or stomatitis)
  • Oral tumors and gum overgrowth (epulus)
  • Dental alignment and teeth trimming for rodents and rabbits
  • At-home pet dental care instructions

According to the American Veterinary Dental College, pets must be sedated for proper teeth cleanings so we can clean hard-to-reach spots beneath the gum line and perform a full oral exam. Our dental packages include pre-anesthetic exams and blood testing for pets before any teeth cleaning procedure, to ensure they’re healthy enough to properly metabolize any medications.

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Dog and Cat Teeth Cleaning at Home

By age three, about 50% of dogs and cats will have some form of gum disease. Daily dog or cat teeth cleaning when they are young is one of the best ways to preserve their future dental health. We realize not every animal will allow daily brushing and we will be happy to work with you to formulate a dental health plan specific to your pet!

For more information about how to keep your pet’s teeth clean at home, please call us at (954) 748-2002. If you’re concerned your pet has gum disease, contact us right away for an appointment.