Pet Dental Care at Sonoma County Mobile Veterinary Hospital

The Importance of Dental Care for Your Pet

Dental care is an important piece of your dog or cat's preventive health care program. Regular dental check-ups and good dental hygiene can increase your pet's health, vitality, and well-being and add additional years to his or her life.

Proper dental care not only prevents dental and systemic disease, but it also helps minimize the lifetime cost of care for your pet. If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but it can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's health before symptoms are noticeable. For example, oral bacteria that enter the bloodstream can damage your pet's kidneys, heart or liver. It is estimated that more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats develop tooth and gum disease by the age of three years.

The Importance of Dental Care

Dr. Foley and the medical team at Sonoma County Mobile Veterinary Hospital care about the dental health of your pet. That is why we have completed multiple hours of continuing education and hands-on training in veterinary dentistry.

Dental Services for Your Pet

Dr. Foley and her staff believe that the centerpiece of good dental care is a complete oral exam followed by a thorough cleaning. Dental cleanings include ultrasonic scaling followed by polishing and an antiseptic mouth rinse, the combination of which is designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.

Your pet's dental cleaning includes:

  • Oral examinations under anesthesia
  • Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
  • X-rays (as needed)
  • Supra and subgingival scaling
  • Tooth extractions (as needed)
  • Polishing
  • Fluoride application