Did you know that stinky pet breath isn’t normal? In fact, it’s a very common sign that something not good is happening inside your pet’s mouth. By the age of 3 years old 80% of dogs and 70% of cats exhibit signs of dental disease. 3 years old!!
So, ask yourself, “does my pet show any of these very common signs?”
-A yellow/gold/brownish film along the gumline of the teeth
-Being very selective about hard food or kibble falling out of mouth
-Bleeding or redness of the gums
-Not wanting head or mouth touched
–Not playing with toys as much as your pet used to
-Pawing at mouth
If you answered yes to one or a combination of these, your pet could probably use a dental cleaning. Why? Because letting any of these signs worsen over the next few years can lead to lung disease, heart disease or kidney disease. Not to mention, it’s painful for you pet! Would you want to chew through every meal with a sore mouth – NO.
At Kiln Creek Animal Care we pride ourselves on the quality of our dental cleaning procedures. We go above and beyond to provide a catered experience to each and every pet. Sure, there are low cost clinics that provide dental cleanings for pets for much less money. But, you’re getting what you pay for: 15 minutes of teeth cleaning (that’s it! whatever is cleaned off the teeth is what you get – meaning tarter could still be left behind), scaling of the teeth only (tarter is scraped off of the teeth leaving grooves that allow more tarter to attach after the cleaning), minimal pain medications used during and after the procedure, no monitoring of breathing during anesthesia, and no IV catheter used to administer medications…just to name a few things.
What you’ll get at KCAC
- The licensed technician that checks-in your pet will stay with your pet all day; meaning there is consistent follow-up and one-on-one care.
- The veterinarian will complete a thorough pre-surgery examination. If there are any signs your pet isn’t a good candidate for anesthesia, we will hold off on the procedure altogether. Making sure your pet is healthy is our first concern!
- An IV catheter is used to administer necessary medications easily and consistently.
- Your pet is kept warm and the temperature is taken often throughout the procedure – a drop in temperature can mean something is wrong. By consistently monitoring you pet’s temperature, we can forecast and fix problems before they arise.
- Speaking of monitoring – while the veterinarian and licensed technician are performing the dental cleaning, a veterinary assistant it there to constantly monitor and record heart rate and breathing, as well as body temperature. That’s 3 highly trained professionals there with your pet for the procedure!
- We use CRI’s (constant rate infusions) to help consistently give your pet pain medication via the IV catheter. Why is pain management so important? Could you imagine having your teeth and gumline scraped and being given nothing for pain while it’s happening?
- Your pet’s teeth will be scaled AND polished. This takes more time, but making the tooth surface nice and smooth makes it tougher for future tarter to stick to. We want your pet’s dental cleaning to last you a long time.
- The technician that’s followed your pet through his or her dental cleaning will sit with your pet until it is awake and alert after anesthesia.
- At pick up, your pet’s technician will give you a thorough before and after report of your pet’s procedure, and take the time to go over all the directions of at-home care following the cleaning.
- A FREE post-dental cleaning exam will be scheduled, so we can follow-up with your pet and how he or she is recovering
We know brushing your pet’s teeth often can be difficult. We’re here to help you be best pet-parent ever! Come to the trusted professionals and let us find a solution for your pet’s dental health.