Savannah Cat and Dog Dental Services

Savannah Cat and Dog Dental Services
Just as humans need to care for their teeth and gums, so do pets. Because cats and dogs are unable to brush their teeth by themselves, they require a little assistance from their owner and veterinarian in order to keep their mouths clean. At Georgetown Veterinary Hospital, we are dedicated to keeping your pet’s teeth and gums healthy.

Dental Diseases

Pets are susceptible to many of the same dental diseases that we are, including: bad breath, bleeding gums, tooth decay, and tooth loss. Cats and dogs could also develop gum disease without proper dental care. The bacteria that cause gum disease can potentially enter the bloodstream, injuring the heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver.

Dental Exam

In order to ward off any problems before they become serious, we perform a dental exam as part of your cat or dog’s routine physical exam. These annual dental exams allow us to guard against dental disease or determine if a professional dental cleaning is needed.

Dental cleaning is performed with the patient under general anesthesia, which is safer for animals. During the cleaning, our veterinarian will remove plaque and tartar both above and below the gum line. The teeth will then be cleaned, and a thorough exam can be performed in order to find any additional problems and treat them accordingly.

Dental X-rays

Pets can sometimes develop toothaches—unfortunately, they cannot tell us where it hurts. By taking dental x-rays of your pet, we can identify any problems in your pet’s mouth. Issues such as diseased teeth can be found through dental radiography, allowing us to easily extract the tooth.

Dental Care at Home

You can help your pet with dental care at home by brushing your cat or dog’s teeth. In order to do this, you need veterinary toothpaste, which is often flavored like chicken, and a soft toothbrush. NEVER use human toothpaste, as this can upset your pet’s stomach. Start slowly, and use treats when first starting at. You should brush your pet’s teeth at a 45-degree angle towards the gum line in a circular motion.

For more information on our Savannah cat and dog dental services, or to make an appointment, please contact Georgetown Veterinary Hospital today!

Savannah Animal Hospital Appointment
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 6:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm
Sunday: Closed

21 Brasseler Blvd
Savannah, GA 31419-9576