Expert Veterinary Services in Live Oak


Smile Brighter: Expert Dental Care for Your Pet's Health and Happiness

Dog And Cat Dental Cleaning Services

Our pets’ health encompasses more than we sometimes remember, especially their dental care, a crucial but often overlooked aspect. Considering how diligently we maintain our own oral hygiene, it’s equally important to extend that same care to our pets, ensuring their teeth are just as healthy as ours.

Poor Oral Care Symptoms

Gum disease is a major culprit in pet dental problems, arising from plaque and tartar buildup that harbors bacteria. This not only affects the gums, causing discomfort and potential tooth loss, but can also lead to more serious issues. The bacteria can enter the bloodstream, damaging internal organs and, if left untreated, potentially leading to organ failure and severe health consequences.

Cat Dental Health

Studies reveal that dental disease tops the list of health issues in cats, affecting about 70% of felines over the age of three. Kittens go through a phase of dental change between 4 to 6 months old, shedding their baby teeth for permanent ones. By the time their permanent set is fully in, a cat typically has around 30 teeth, highlighting the importance of dental care from an early age.

Dog Dental Health

Dental care is just as crucial for dogs as it is for their feline friends. By the time they reach 7 or 8 months, most adult dogs have a full set of 42 teeth. However, without proper dental hygiene, many start showing signs of gum disease by the age of 4. This highlights the importance of regular dental cleaning for our canine companions.

Pet Dental Treatment


Dental prophylaxis, a quick but crucial ‘clean and polish’ for cats, takes about an hour with no post-procedure stay required. Though general anesthesia is used, it’s low-risk, and we offer pre-anesthetic checks for safety. After sedating your cat, we’ll examine their mouth, clean, and polish their teeth, and perform any necessary radiographs or extractions. Home dental care is also vital. Use a pet-specific dental kit with a finger brush and pet-safe toothpaste, as human products aren’t suitable. Regular brushing is key to preventing dental diseases in your cat


Just like cats, incorporating daily tooth brushing into your dog’s routine plays a pivotal role in preventing oral decay. The market offers a variety of canine brushing kits designed specifically for this purpose. Alternatively, using gauze wrapped around your finger can be an effective tool for cleaning your dog’s teeth. It’s important to use specially formulated pet toothpaste, as the human variety can be harmful to dogs. Regular brushing not only helps maintain dental health but also strengthens the bond between you and your furry companion, making it a caring and preventive health practice.

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