Humans aren’t the only ones who need to focus on oral health. In fact, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) recommends that your critter’s chompers—and beaks—get checked once a year by your veterinarian. These routine oral examinations can spot potential problems early and keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
Thankfully, Dr. Valerius and the All Critters Veterinary Hospital Team have you and your pet covered! From routine cleanings to complex extractions, our team provides a full range of dental services. During your pet’s wellness exam, we will check your pet’s mouth and share our recommendations for cleanings. While dogs and cats need cleanings every 2–3 years, other critters are on more of an as-needed schedule.
Dental Cleanings—What To Expect
Dental cleanings help remove the buildup of plaque and tartar above and below your pet's gum line. To keep everyone safe—and your critter relaxed—we perform cleanings and X-rays under anesthesia after checking your pet's pre-anesthetic bloodwork.
Oral Care—From Mouths To Beaks
Wondering if we provide dental care for your pet? Whether you have a house full of dogs and cats or your home could charge zoo admission to take a peek at your birds, exotics, or pocket pets, we provide dental care—even beak trims—for all sorts of critters, including:
- Guinea pigs
- Turtles and other reptiles
- Birds (e.g. Cockatiel or Amazon)
How To Spot Dental Issues
Our critter buddies have ways of telling us they might have some oral health issues. Call us if any of your pets have:
- Trouble eating (dropping food or odd chewing)
- Reduced appetite or refusing to eat
- Decrease in energy or bowel movements
- Bad breath
- Loose or broken teeth
- Pain, bleeding, or swelling around the mouth
Simple Homecare Dental Routines
We look forward to helping you identify an oral health routine that works best for you and your pet, for example:
- Dogs: brush your pup’s teeth a couple times a week between oral cleanings.
- Rabbits and guinea pigs: good husbandry practice can keep their mouths healthy.