Cat and Dog Dental Procedures
Your pet’s mouth can tell you more than a bark, meow, or squeak. It’s also an indicator of a pet’s body health. Without proper treatment, neglected dental health can lead to gum disease, which can result in tooth loss or worse, leaving your pet in serious pain. Sadly, gum disease affects more than half of all dogs and cats by age 3 and can affect the heart, liver, and kidneys (in its most advanced stage), reducing the span of your pet’s life. Fortunately, we offer cat and dog dental procedures in Laurel, and we recommend annual wellness exams to detect signs of gum disease or to determine if a cleaning is necessary.
We offer comprehensive dental services, with an emphasis on pain relief, to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy for a lifetime. During a visit to our facility, we make your pet’s safety and comfort our top priority. Before we perform any dental procedures, we perform an extensive physical examination, including blood work, prior to anesthesia to make sure your pet is healthy enough for anesthesia and the procedure itself. Vital signs are monitored throughout treatment using advanced technology.
Maintaining Your Pet’s Oral Health from Home
Professional cat and dog teeth cleaning is a great first step in maintaining your pet’s oral health, but it doesn’t stop here at Lakeside Veterinary Center. It’s up to you to watch for signs of dental problems. The following is a list of signs to look for at home: