Cat and Dog Teeth Cleaning in Carmel, IN

Regular professional pet dental care is a part of your whole family’s health regime, so why not your pet? We all know that bacteria in the mouth causes bad breath, and while ‘dog breath’ may sound like a normal ‘dog thing’ it most certainly is not! As more and more bacteria build in your pet’s mouth, it can lead to dental disease which in turn can cause more serious conditions as bacteria from the mouth leak into the blood stream. This results in damage to major organs such as the heart, liver, and kidneys.

Luckily. with preventive measures including professional teeth cleaning by our veterinary staff in Carmel and at-home care by you, you can entirely prevent dental issues from developing at all!

Call us at (317) 218-3142 to schedule a cat or dog teeth cleaning today!

The Best Defense is Preventive Dental Care

At Clayton Family Veterinary Care, we emphasize preventive care as the most effective plan of action against dental disease. We provide basic cat & dog teeth cleaning as well as more complex services such as extractions. Complete preventive pet dental care is a combination of our services and your dedication:

  • Scaling and polishing
  • Thorough oral examination
  • Extractions of broken or damaged teeth when needed
  • Routine at-home care
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Symptoms of Dental Disease

Even with consistent preventive care, it’s still important to recognize the signs of disease in case your pet does develop any symptoms. They may have varying signs including:

  • Bad breath
  • Discolored teeth (anything other than white)
  • Red, inflamed gums
  • Bleeding in the mouth or noticed on toys and in food and water bowls
  • Disinterest in toys
  • Difficulty eating and chewing
  • Swelling in the mouth or gums

Making Safety A Priority

While this page is dedicated to pet dental care, our true dedication is to your pet’s safety and ultimate wellness. Our teeth cleanings and procedures all happen with your pet under general anesthesia. Even the sweetest pets won’t tolerate the thorough cleaning we provide, and so anesthesia is necessary—both for their safety and comfort and ours. We will always perform a pre-anesthetic physical and highly recommend blood work as well. This helps us identify any recent changes in your pet’s health that may make them unfit for anesthesia.

Once your pet is cleared for the procedure, we leave nothing to chance. Every kind of vitals is monitored closely: blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, blood oxygen levels and body temperature. We also keep your pet’s fluids in check through with an intravenous (IV) catheter. One of trained staff members will be with them from start to finish, so they never are left alone. In most cases, pets are able to return home on the same day as their procedure!

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How You Can Help at Home

Once we’ve provided a thorough cleaning and examination of your pet’s teeth, it’s up to you to keep them healthy. Frequent and diligent at home care means less trips to see us for a full cleaning, which saves you time and cost, and keeps your pet healthy and happy in the meantime!

While brushing is ideal, sometimes it cannot be done every day with uncooperative pets. However, there are a number of alternative dental treatments including dental chews and water additives that can help on those days when brushing isn’t possible. We recommend pet dental care products approved by the Veterinary Oral Health Council. Their trusted seal of approval means the products have been tested to do exactly as they say they’ll do.

Call us at (317) 218-3142 to learn more.