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Compassionate Pet Care

Dental Care

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Proper tooth care for our furry friends means more than just brushing! We understand the challenges of taking care of our pet’s pearly whites, and recommend not only regular dental exams, but once-yearly cleaning so your pet keeps their mouths healthier for longer.

We also understand the unique needs each breed and species (including dogs, cats, and pocket pets) have concerning their teeth, and would love to talk about it with you!

Vet Care Means Wellness Care

Like people, pets should receive consistent preventive care for their teeth. Over the age of three, there is an increased risk of dental disease in cats (over 50%) and dogs (80–90%)! Part of our nose-to-tail wellness exam is checking your pet’s teeth for buildup, cracks, or periodontal disease. We then recommend if your pet could use a teeth cleaning. Starting a pet off young with these checkups means lowered risk of dental diseases, prevents bone loss, and keeps them pain-free and infection-free.

While your furry family member might not thank you for it, they will certainly appreciate it.

Our dental services include:

  • Routine Teeth Cleaning
  • Dental X-rays
  • Anesthesia to keep their stress levels low when tooth cleaning and care is required
  • Tooth Removal
  • Dental Surgery
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Home Care

The other half of routine preventive care occurs at home. A few ways to maximize on at-home prevention are as follows:

  • A good dental diet that keeps trapped food particles at a minimum (We recommend Veterinary Oral Health Council products!)
  • Dental chews for cats and dogs
  • Brushing teeth regularly

Specialized Dental Care for Pocket Pets

Pocket pets sometimes require special tooth care separate from their larger furry friends. Dr. Burris is experienced in caring for pocket pets' oral health and is happy to provide dental care for your smallest animal family members. Contact us today to learn more.

Cats, dogs, and pocket pets present different and unique needs when concerning their dental care. Contact us at (503) 498-8506 to schedule a wellness exam or make an appointment.