Pet Dental Care FAQs

As loving pet owners in Laguna Niguel, CA, we all want what's best for our furry companions and pet dental health is a crucial aspect of the overall well-being of our pets. Here at South Coast Veterinary Hospital, we understand your concerns. Read on for more information about pet dental care:

Pet Dental Care FAQs

Does My Pet Need a Dental Cleaning?

Just like humans, pets can develop plaque and tartar buildup. Signs like bad breath, red or swollen gums, difficulty eating, pawing at the mouth, or loose teeth might indicate a dental issue. Annual checkups with your veterinarian, along with professional cleanings when recommended, can be useful for maintaining good oral health.

What Happens during a Pet Dental Cleaning?

Unlike brushing at home, a professional pet dental cleaning, performed by a veterinarian near you, is a more comprehensive procedure:

•             Pre-Anesthetic Exam: An oral exam is conducted by our team to understand your pet's overall health.

•             Anesthesia: For safety during the cleaning, your pet will receive anesthesia.

•             Deep Cleaning: Tools are used to remove plaque and tartar buildup, even below the gum line, hopefully preventing future dental disease.

•             Recovery and Aftercare: Your pet wakes up in a safe environment and is monitored until fully recovered. You'll receive aftercare instructions, including feeding guidelines and monitoring for any issues.

How Often Does My Pet Need a Cleaning?

Generally, annual cleanings are recommended. However, some pets with underlying conditions or specific dental challenges may require more frequent cleanings. A veterinarian on our team will advise you on the best course of action for your furry friend.

Are Dental Cleanings Safe for My Pet?

Veterinary dental cleanings are safe procedures when performed by experienced professionals using proper equipment and anesthesia protocols. Pre-anesthetic exams may also be used to help ensure your pet is healthy enough for the procedure.

Get Dog Dentistry, Pet Dental Care, and General Veterinarian Care from a Vet Near You

At South Coast Veterinary Hospital in Laguna Niguel, CA, we prioritize your pet's well-being. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a member of our team We'll answer your questions, address your concerns, and create a personalized dental care plan to keep your pet's smile healthy and bright for years to come. Remember, a healthy mouth means a happy pet, and we at South Coast Veterinary Hospital are here to help you achieve that goal. Call us at (949) 249-7777 for dog dentistry, pet dental care, and general veterinarian care from a vet near you.

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