Dental Awareness Month Promotion
February is Dental Awareness Month at Pell City Animal Hospital! Your pet can receive a FREE dental exam and if a teeth cleaning is recommended, you can save $50 on the cleaning procedure if it is scheduled and performed during the month of February! Your dog will also receive a special treat…a 30-day supply of OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews! Spaces are filling up quickly so be sure to call us today at 205-884-4104 and schedule an appointment!
Pet Dental Care
Bad breath is a warning sign of an infection in your pet’s mouth. Just as with people, good oral health is very important to your pet’s overall health. We offer a complete program in preventive dental care including dental diets, dental treats as well as everything you need to begin brushing your pet’s teeth. We also offer professional pet teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extraction and oral pet surgery.
Proper dental cleaning in dogs and cats requires anesthesia. As with all anesthetic procedures, safety is our primary concern. We use the safest, most modern anesthetic agents and all pets are continuously monitored both by an electronic monitor as well as one of our highly trained staff. Additionally, every pet has an IV catheter and fluids are administered during the procedure.
Some people have advocated “anesthesia-free cleanings”, but the consensus of all the experts in the veterinary community feel this technique can actually do more damage to the teeth and increases the potential of other injuries from the very sharp instruments used.
Our dental cleanings include complete pet dental care:
- Complete cleaning
- Fluoride treatment
- Extractions, if necessary
If a dental cleaning determines that your pet needs more advanced dental care, we can provide recommendations and referrals to dental specialists.
The best way to ensure that your pet maintains a healthy mouth is to provide at home pet dental care on a regular basis. If you have questions about how to provide the best home dental care for your pet, please ask us for recommendations and we can help!