Animal Dental Care
Dental hygiene and care is not just important for humans but pets as well. The tools used to treat humans and animals are quite similar, however, the experience is quite different.
At Animal Specialist Clinic, we have a fully functional and revolutionary IM3 dental suite which enables us to perform intricate and meticulous testing and scans to provide you with professional feedback. The process begins with our veterinary dentist performing an oral examination on your pet during the consultation period to determine where the discomfort stems from. Most dental diseases are rooted underneath the gum line, an area that is not accessible to the naked eye. Thus, deep cleaning and analysis are done under anesthesia. Our main animal dental care services include conducting dental scaling (checking and eliminating plaque or tartar production), polishing to make canine and feline teeth sparkly white and more.
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Having your pet registered for a dental check-up at least once a year is necessary to ensure that your pet is healthy or to detect early signs of infection. We are always here to help you with your pet’s dental needs but here are a few ways you can make certain that your pet’s dental hygiene is up to the mark.
Keeping Your Pet's Teeth Clean
- Brush your pet’s teeth with a pet-finger toothbrush or with a human toothbrush that has soft bristles so as to not hurt your pet’s gums or teeth.
- Make sure never to use human toothpaste to brush your pet’s teeth as it contains xylitol, a component that is poisonous and hazardous to their health.
- There are dental specific treats with hard surfaces which rub on their teeth thereby removing plaque and avoiding tartar production.
- Avoid feeding hard bones to dogs as this can cause tooth fractures
Animals are very good at hiding their pain, so you may have to look closely to find signs of oral irritation. A dental examination and prophylaxis is the only way to diagnose certain conditions. If your pet seems to be experiencing any of these symptoms, we recommend you book in a consultation as soon as possible:
- Bleeding from the gums
- Bad breath
- Loose or shattered teeth
- Lack of appetite
- Swollen gums or other areas in the mouth
- Pain or discomfort in the mouth region
- Tartar covered teeth
- Atypical drooling, chewing or dropping food from the mouth
Ignoring these symptoms can lead to behavioural changes, lowered appetite, continuous bad breath and severe diseases.
Some common dental diseases in pets to look out for are plaque, gingivitis, biofilm and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the most popular in cats and dogs and they usually start showing signs when they are three years old. It is important to detect periodontal disease in advance as if it is not treated promptly, it’s effects can worsen as time progresses. Periodontal disease not only affects your pet’s oral health but also acts on kidney, liver and heart muscles. If you’re wondering whether pets suffer from decaying teeth, it usually never happens as they encounter more fractures due to intense biting and chewing while eating or playing.
As pet owners and pet lovers, it is our duty to understand what our little ones are trying to communicate with us and help them live a happy and healthy life.
If you’re looking for an animal dental clinic in Dubai, give us a call now on 04 343 5540 to book your appointment with us
General consultation – Dhs 189
Second-opinion consultation – Dhs 262.5
Exotics consultation – Dhs 262.5
Additional consultation – Dhs 126
Walk-in consultation – Dhs 262.5
Whether you’ve got wings, fins, fur or scales, we are here to help and heal!