Veterinary Dentistry for Dogs, Cats & Small Pets
Fresh breath, clean teeth, and healthy gums contribute greatly to the overall health and comfort of your pet. Malta Animal Hospital performs general dental assessments at every wellness exam. Then we create an appropriate dental care plan, addressing your pet’s specific needs at every stage of life. Teeth cleaning, gum care, extractions, and oral surgery are performed with extraordinary attention to the comfort and safety of your pet.
Pet Dental Care Benefits
Benefits of pet dental care extend well beyond fresh breath and white teeth. Infections and gum disease can quickly lead to liver, kidney, or other systemic illnesses in pets. This dramatically reduces lifespan, causes unnecessary pain, and may result in the need for expensive and invasive procedures.
A home health care routine has added benefits for pets and their owners. Regular examination of the pet’s mouth can lead to early identification of serious or painful issues between wellness visits, such as broken teeth or gum inflammation. Early identification and prompt treatment of oral health issues helps prevent secondary infections, maximizes patient health, and can even reduce total cost of care!
In addition, a regular teeth brushing routine enhances the socialization process, develops trust, improves training efforts, and benefits the human–animal bond.
These benefits can be shared by every member of the family and result in a happier, more willing companion.
Still need help? Our technicians can help you “brush up” on your technique or provide a demonstration.
Dog, Cat, and Small Mammal Dental Services
Our dental services include teeth cleaning (manual and ultrasonic scaling) and polishing, tooth extractions, and oral surgery. In addition, we can help you develop a home care plan for the best oral health possible.
Veterinary Dentistry Discount
Malta Animal Hospital offers a reduced rate for recommended services, a special incentive for pet owners who act on our recommendations quickly. We offer a 10% discount on any dental work performed within 30 days of exam and recommendation. Contact our hospital for details.
- Dr. Sheldon Rubin of the American Veterinary Medical Association gives easy instructions on how to teach a dog or cat to accept a daily tooth brushing. He also describes healthy treats and explains the true risks of periodontal disease in pets .
- The Feline Health Center at Cornell offers step-by-step instructions in this video showing you how to brush your cat’s teeth.
- You may enjoy the WebMD Pet Health website video demonstration in How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth and the comprehensive article Ten Steps to Cat Dental Health.
- For more about starting a home dental care regime, read this AAHA teeth brushing article.