Pet Wellness Centre is happy to be able to offer anaesthesia-free teeth cleaning!
You know your pet needs to have their teeth cleaned right? Just like in humans, our pets’ dental health can have a significant impact on their overall wellbeing. So why do over 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of periodontal disease (gum disease) by the age of three?! Because it’s not easy to keep a pet’s teeth clean, that’s why. It’s ok. We know! Your vet may have given you a tube of pet toothpaste and a little finger brush at some point and encouraged you to manually brush your pet’s teeth? (If you’ve been to see us you’re likely nodding your head!). You might use a specific dental diet designed to help remove tartar build up on your pet’s teeth? Perhaps you give your dog a bone in the hope that it will help keep the teeth clean?
The simple fact is that the only way to truly get a deep and thorough clean of a pet’s teeth is under a General Anaesthetic. It can be costly and it does carry the risk involved with all anaesthetic procedures. For some pets who suffer from particular heart, liver or kidney diseases or even just old age, the risks can be too great. That’s why we, at Pet Wellness Centre, have done our research and found a qualified veterinary technician with wonderful skills and significant experience in providing anaesthetic-free teeth cleaning to offer this service to our patients. Her name is Kristi and she is wonderful.
Anaesthesia-free teeth cleaning cannot replace an anaesthetic dental, but it can certainly help improve your pet’s oral hygiene. Ideally, it is a great way to keep teeth healthy and clean in between anaesthetic dentals. However, if your pet is unable to undergo anaesthetic procedures then anaesthesia-free teeth cleaning is a great alternative to help keep their mouth as healthy as it can be.
It is important to know that not all pets will be suited to anaesthesia-free teeth cleaning and Kristi may refer some pets for further treatment if she sees that it is required. The great thing about Kristi, is that she will allow you, the pet parent, to be present during the treatment so that you can see what she sees and you can be sure your pet is treated with care. Kristi works under the supervision of the vet so you know you are doing the right thing by your furry friend.
If you are interested in learning more about anaesthesia-free teeth cleaning please don’t hesitate to give us a call on (07) 5532 2011 or contact us via the website.
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