Get a Different Dental Experience—And Set A Time to Get Your Dog’s Teeth Cleaned Today
Dogs and Cats need their teeth cared for just like humans. At Vet’s Here we take dental care very seriously and are thrilled that we can offer dog teeth cleaning services at a pet’s home. In our patients it is imperative to a thorough dental cleaning that they be under anesthesia during the service. They simply cannot be reasonably asked to sit and open their mouths wide enough for long enough to facilitate a good deep cleaning on all surfaces of the teeth and most importantly under the gums where the real disease starts. At Vet’s Here we make this experience as pleasant as possible for both the pet and the human. There is absolutely no need for your animal to go into a hospital and sit in a cage waiting for their procedure. There is also no need for them to wake up alone in the same cage and wait for you to pick them up! Our mobile veterinary clinic has all of the state of the art equipment your regular stationary veterinarian has, and your pet gets absolutely guaranteed individual attention by a doctor and technician during its entire experience and procedure. Here is how a typical Vet’s Here Dental is performed!
We have a preliminary appointment to examine and meet your pet and you. We take a pre-anesthetic blood panel at this appointment to ensure the utmost safety and optimal medications for your pet. We can also provide you with an estimate at this visit.
On the day of the procedure we will ask you not to feed your pet after dinner the night before (so hard, we know!!) This ensures your pets stomach is empty for the procedure which eliminates any risk of vomiting. You and your pet wait together for our truck to arrive.
Once we arrive we go over the procedure and consent form. Then we take your pet to the truck and immediately administer medications to premedicate them and help them relax. Your pet will be under anesthesia (translation…won’t know what’s happening!) within about 15-20 minutes of entering our vehicle.
If during the procedure anything unexpected is found, we have the distinct advantage of having you nearby to discuss next steps. We can invite you in to see what we have found, or if you prefer not to see your animal under anesthesia, we can come into the home to have any discussions. Common findings that require conversations are rotten teeth or infection that require removal or treatments.
Once we have finished the procedure we will wake your animal up and they are typically back in the home with you within 15 minutes of awakening from anesthesia. They typically walk out of the truck and into your home to rest with you! They certainly will be a bit wobbly, but due to our time tested and specialist approved short acting anesthetic protocols the animals we work on typically recover quickly and smoothly. Who wouldn’t rather be in their own bed after anesthesia!
We ask that you stay with your pet for at least 2 hours after the procedure to ensure their comfort.
Just like that, your pet will have a low stress experience and a sparkling healthy mouth!
Signs of dental disease:
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth or teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
- Shying away from you when you touch the mouth area
- Drooling or dropping food from the mouth
- Bleeding from the mouth
- Loss of appetite
Included in a dental cleaning at Vet’s Here:
- Catheter and warmed intravenous fluid therapy
- Pre-anesthetic medications for pain, relaxation and anti-nausea
- Short acting induction medication
- Short acting gas anesthetic
- Advanced anesthetic monitoring
- Full oral exam by doctor
- Full Mouth X-rays
- State-of-the-art patient warming system
- Teeth cleaning and polishing
- Flouride treatment
- Nail Trim while under anesthesia
*Tooth extractions, oral surgery or other necessary procedures and associated treatments such as antibiotics and pain medications to go home will be quoted on an individual basis
Please call us to schedule your initial appointment so we can help you assess your dog’s oral health!