Pet Dental Exams & Teeth Cleaning

for Your Dog or Cat

As part of our routine wellness care, we create a plan to address any dental issues surfacing in your pet. Your pet care team at SPORTSVET Animal Medical Center is acutely aware of the problems associated with untreated dental disease: pain, inability to eat, loss of teeth, and the spread of disease to the kidneys, lungs, and heart. An annual dental exam, and any needed cleaning or treatments, is a simple step in promoting the overall health and longevity of every pet.

Pet Dental Care

The Dental Exam With Teeth Cleaning

Annual dental services can be scheduled around your pet’s wellness exam. A simple assessment of your pet’s teeth can be done easily, but a complete exam and dental cleaning must be performed while your pet is anesthetized. This unrestricted exam and cleaning by the veterinarian allows your pet the luxury of sleeping through a potentially stressful procedure.

From dog or cat teeth cleaning to extractions or dental surgery, your pet receives comprehensive care at SPORTSVET.

Pet Dental Home Care

The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) encourages pet owners to regularly examine their pets’ teeth for signs of periodontal disease such as:

  • Brownish colored teeth
  • Swollen, red, or bleeding gums
  • Persistent bad breath
  • Loose teeth or loss of teeth
  • Pus between the gums and teeth
  • Broken teeth
  • Any unusual growth in the mouth

Reluctance to eat, play with chew toys, or drink cold water can be warning signs of periodontal or gum disease. Contact your SPORTSVET veterinarian if you notice any of these symptoms in your pet.

Combine a regular home examination of your pet’s teeth with a brushing regime for a complete dental care program. Brushing your pet’s teeth can be easy and fun for both pet and owner. Consult us at your pet’s next wellness visit to SPORTSVET for guidance and instruction in getting started with your home dental program.

For help in this area, enjoy the WebMD Pet Health video How To Brush Your Dog’s Teeth and the comprehensive article Ten Steps to Cat Dental Health.

For more information on getting started with your pet’s home dental care regime, read the AAHA teeth brushing article.

SportsVet Animal Medical Center was the best vet I have ever had. I live in Minneapolis now and not only are all of the vets very expensive, they do not really seem to care in the same way Dr. Jacobs did.

Nadine Frances Mercil

I’ve never seen a vet be so caring and compassionate to not only the animals, but the animals owners as well. We think so highly of Dr. Jacobs and his staff that we travel and hour and a half for all our vet needs.

Keri Robinson

SportsVet Animal Medical Center performed TPLO surgery on our 7 year old flat-coat retriever. We were very pleased with her care, Dr. Jacobs and his staff could not have been more thorough, professional, and friendly.

Vickie Hart

Thank you so much, Dr. Jacobs and staff, for helping little Duke regain use of his left leg (he suffered a grade 4 patellar luxation). We so appreciate your kind care, surgical skill and postop therapy.

Lila & Barry McCammon

Dr. Jacobs and his staff are AMAZING. Every time I called, which was often (multiple times a week), they were happy to speak with me. They even sent me video of her during her underwater treadmill therapy. 4.5 years later, while some of her other joints struggle, her knee is perfect.

Callie Cozzolino

Dixie had her TPLO surgery on Jan. 10th and went for her first water therapy yesterday. She is doing great. Getting stronger and using her leg more everyday. Everyone at SportsVet is soooo supportive and caring. Thank you again so much!!!!

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