Pet Dental Care

Pet Dental CarePets have dental diseases and problems just like people do. Regular dental check-ups at Para Hills Veterinary Clinic, combined with good dental hygiene at home, can increase your pet's health, vitality and well-being. We provide dental services for dogs, cats and rabbits.

If left untreated, dental disease can not only be painful and inhibit proper nutrition, but can also lead to serious systemic issues that may threaten your pet's overall health before symptoms are noticeable. To help ensure your pet leads the best life possible, our veterinary team strongly recommends dental care as an important piece of your dog or cat's preventive health care program.

Pet Dental Examinations at Para Hills Veterinary Clinic

A professional cleaning is the only way to fully remove all plaque and tartar and keep your pet’s teeth and gums in optimal condition. When you bring your pet into to see one of our experienced dental practitioners, your pet receives:

  • An oral examination under anesthesia
  • Supra and subgingival scaling
  • Tooth extractions
  • Polishing
  • Irrigation
  • Fluoride application

Should we find any issues, such as evidence of gum or tooth erosion, gingivitis, or excessive plaque buildup, we will discuss this with you and offer treatment options for your pet. We are experienced dental practitioners and are capable of offering a number of dental procedures and oral surgeries.

Dental Before and After

In Between Cleanings: Dental Care at Home

You can prevent serious dental problems by making sure your pet receives dental exams at the time of each vaccination, again at 6 months of age, and then annually. In between visits to your veterinarian at Para Hills Veterinary Clinic, check your pet's teeth regularly for signs of problems. Brushing your pet's teeth is the single most important procedure you can do to maintain good oral health. If performed regularly, brushing dramatically decreases the incidence of gingivitis and can increase the interval between teeth cleaning appointments.

If you are unsure of how to brush your pet's teeth, please ask one of our staff members for instructions. We are happy to help.

Signs of Pet Dental Problems

Symptoms of dental disease include:

  • Bad breath – one of the first signs of dental disease
  • A yellowish-brown crust of plaque on the teeth near the gum line
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pain or bleeding when your pet eats or when the mouth or gums are touched
  • Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
  • Loose or missing teeth

If your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call Para Hills Veterinary Clinic today at (08) 8258-4838 for an appointment. Your pet should not spend any more time suffering with oral discomfort.

For more information on Para Hills Veterinary Clinics pet dental services, please call (08) 8258-4838.