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Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning in Columbus, OH

Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning in Columbus, OH

At Easton Animal Hospital, we can help your pet avoid harmful oral diseases by providing routine professional dental care, including cat and dog teeth cleanings. A majority of dogs and cats ages 3 and up live with some form of dental disease, which can have a serious impact on their quality of life. With regular treatment and periodic teeth cleanings, our pets can avoid harmful oral infections altogether.

If you’re not sure where to start regarding your pet’s dental treatment, talk to us! Our team would be glad discuss their needs in depth and develop a long-term dental care plan just for them.

Call (614) 476-0000 to schedule a dental exam for your pet!

What are the Signs of Dental Disease in Dogs and Cats?

It’s not easy to detect dental disease without your vet’s help, but you can observe your pet closely at home and look for these warning signs:

  • Bad breath
  • Drooling
  • Gums appear bright red and swollen
  • Dropping food while eating
  • Weight loss
  • Brownish yellow discoloration of the teeth
  • Rubbing/pawing at mouth

You should contact your vet as soon as possible if you notice any of these issues, as they can only get worse if they aren’t treated.

cat after teeth cleaning

Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning Services

At Easton Animal Hospital, we can provide the treatment your pet needs to recover from any oral infections they’re experiencing. We can also help them be more resistant to infection in the future.

Our services for diagnosing, treating, and preventing dental disease include:

  • Yearly oral exams to check for signs of buildup and inflammation
  • Routine teeth cleanings with your pet under anesthesia for complete plaque and tartar removal
  • Full-mouth digital X-rays to check for damage and infection under the gum line
  • Tooth extractions as needed to remove broken and/or rotting teeth
  • Providing a dental care diet and chews to supplement your pet’s care at home

As with surgery, all pets coming in for teeth cleanings are screened before going under anesthesia. We also provide the necessary pain relief medication before and after your pet’s dental to help them recover comfortably.

How to Brush Your Pet’s Teeth

Brushing your pet’s teeth at home daily is the best insurance against dental disease. Here are some tips to help you get started with your pet (we recommend starting them young):

  • Get your pet used to having their mouth handled. Use your finger to gently touch your pet’s lips and gums.
  • Let your pet taste their toothpaste before using it to brush their teeth.
  • Touch the toothbrush to your pet’s gums and gradually move to the back upper and lower teeth.
  • Reward your pet for cooperating with these practices so they associate teeth brushing with positive things.
  • Be patient and go at a pace that works best for your pet. If they start to become stressed, take a break.

Let us know if you need help building up a dental care routine for your pet. Just call (614) 476-0000 or set up an appointment for a demonstration!