Kyle Veterinary Hospital

Pet Dental Services in Hamilton Co, OH

As pet owners, we all want our furry friends to live long and healthy lives. However, many pet owners overlook the importance of dental care for their pets. Just like humans, pets can develop dental problems that can lead to serious health issues if left untreated. We will cover the importance of pet dental services and the signs of dental disease in pets.

The Importance of Pet Dental Services

Kyle Veterinary Hospital - Pet Dental Services

Many pet owners may not realize that dental disease is one of the most common health problems in pets. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of dental disease by the age of three. This is why regular dental check-ups and cleanings are crucial for your pet's overall health.

Dental disease in pets can lead to a variety of health issues, including tooth loss, gum disease, and even organ damage. Bacteria from dental disease can enter the bloodstream and affect the heart, liver, and kidneys. This can lead to serious health problems and even shorten your pet's lifespan. By investing in pet dental services, you can prevent these issues and ensure your pet's well-being.

Signs of Dental Disease in Pets

If you notice any of these signs in your pet, it's important to schedule a dental check-up with us. By taking action and prioritizing your pet's dental health, you can help keep them happy and healthy for years to come.

  • Bath Breath
  • Difficulty Eating
  • Dropping Food
  • Red or Swollen Gums
  • Excessive Drooling
  • Changes in Behavior

Pet Dental Cleaning

The Procedure

The actual cleaning will be performed by a veterinary technician, under the supervision of a veterinarian. The procedure is similar to a human dental cleaning, but your pet will be under anesthesia for their safety and comfort. The technician will use special tools to remove plaque and tartar from your pet's teeth, both above and below the gum line. They will also polish the teeth to remove any remaining plaque and smooth the surface of the teeth to prevent future buildup. If your pet has any severely damaged or infected teeth, we may need to perform extractions. This is done to prevent further pain and infection and to improve your pet's overall dental health.


After the cleaning, your pet may be a bit groggy from the anesthesia, but they should recover quickly. We may prescribe pain medication or antibiotics if necessary. It's important to follow any aftercare instructions given by your veterinarian, such as feeding soft food for a few days or avoiding certain toys that could irritate the mouth.

At-Home Dental Care

Regular dental cleanings are important, but there are also steps you can take at home to keep your pet's teeth clean and healthy.

Brushing Your Pet's Teeth

Just like humans, pets can benefit from regular brushing. You can use a pet-specific toothbrush and toothpaste, or a soft-bristled human toothbrush and water. Start by getting your pet used to having their mouth touched, then gradually introduce the toothbrush and toothpaste. Aim to brush your pet's teeth at least 2-3 times a week.

Dental Chews and Toys

There are many dental chews and toys available that can help keep your pet's teeth clean. These products are designed to help remove plaque and tartar buildup while your pet chews and plays. Be sure to choose products that are appropriate for your pet's size and chewing habits.

Regular Check-Ups

In addition to regular dental cleanings, it's important to schedule regular check-ups us. We can check for any dental issues and provide recommendations for maintaining your pet's dental health.

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