Dental Cleaning for Dogs and Cats

Pet Dentistry and Cleaning in Campbell, Saratoga, & San Jose

Dental disease is one of the most common diseases that we see in our pets, so at Reed Animal Hospital our main goal is prevention. Advanced dental disease can cause heart, liver, kidney, or lung complications, therefore we strive to take a proactive approach early, including dental hygiene, diet, and dental cleanings.

Signs of dental disease in pets:

  • Pet Dentistry and Teeth CleaningExcessive drooling
  • Decreased appetite
  • Bad breath
  • Tarter on teeth
  • Red gums
  • Hard time chewing

Reed Animal Hospital offers you choices when it comes to your pets dental needs:

  • Analysis and recommendations for your pets' dental health
  • A personalized dental maintenance plan which may include the following:
    • Teeth Cleaning and Polishing
    • Dental X-rays
    • Tooth Extractions
    • Minor Oral Surgery
    • Dental Scaling
    • Anesthetic or Non-Anesthetic Procedures

The best course of action is to start your puppy or kitten with good dental practices and maintenance, increasing health benefits and reducing future dental costs. Check out Reed Animal Hospital's packages:

  • Puppy Kit

    Includes:

    • Tooth Brush
    • Teeth Cleaning Instructions w/ Vet Technician
    • Twice Yearly Dental Check-up
  • Young Animal

    Includes:

    • Dental Evaluation
    • Teeth Cleaning Instructions w/ Vet Technician
    • Twice Yearly Dental Check-up

*Being proactive about brushing is a great step in your pet's dental hygiene and health, but please ask us about toothpaste made specifically for dogs or cats; human toothpaste can upset your pet's stomach!

Understanding Your Pet's Dental Needs

As a pet owner, you're responsible for taking charge of your pet's care. This involves understanding and looking after your pet's dental hygiene.

  • Gum Disease: According to a study by the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of gum disease by the age of three. This underlies a general lack of attention being paid to animal dental health.
  • Potential Consequences: What starts as mild inflammation of the gums can lead to a number of serious consequences. If left unaddressed, gum disease can cause advanced periodontitis or even tooth loss. Oral discomfort can affect an animal's willingness to eat, which can have further health ramifications
  • Preventative Care: As a pet owner, the best thing you can do is heed your veterinarian's dental recommendations. These recommendations may include a thorough dental cleaning once every one or two years.
  • Free Post-Dental Consultation: Reed Animal Hospital offers a free consult after dental cleaning with the dental technician to demonstrate preventative care and optimize prevention of dental disease.

For more information about pet dental care and teeth cleaning that doesn't involve anesthesia, reach out to the team at Reed Animal Hospital. We understand the importance of dental care for pets, and we are here to provide dental services for your pets requirements. Schedule an appointment by calling our San Jose Veterinary office at (408) 369-1788.

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