"Dog breath" is not normal. At Fairview Animal Hospital, we are committed to preventing and treating periodontal disease. As part of your pet’s regular examination, your veterinarian will perform a comprehensive oral exam. Based on the size, age, breed, and health of your pet, the doctor will make recommendations for appropriate pet dental care and oral health at that time.
The oral and dental health of all animals, whether large or small, is critical. Studies have estimated that by 3 years of age, over 85% of dogs and 50% of cats have periodontal disease. Research has shown that bacteria from the mouth can result in disease in other organs of the body, primarily the kidneys, heart, and liver. To learn more about dental care for your pet, please click the Pet Health link on our website.
While receiving dental care, your pet will monitored and supported in the same manner as our other surgical patients. Your pet will receive continual monitoring when anesthesia is used as well as intravenous (IV) fluids.
Dental veterinary services include: