Mobile Pet Dental Care in Rensselaer & Surrounding Areas
Dogs and cats are like people in many ways, including their need for regular dental care. If a pet’s mouth is left neglected, it can result in far worse than just bad breath. It can actually lead to gum disease (preceded by tartar buildup, etc.), just like it can in people. Of course, nobody wants that for their pet. Here at PetVets on the Go, we take a proactive approach to dental care because we want to help your companion live a long, happy, healthy life. We offer all of the same dental services that you’d expect from a stationary veterinary practice to keep your pet’s mouth happy and healthy, including:
- Oral exam
- Pre-anesthetic blood work
- Ultrasonic teeth scaling (above and below the gum line)
- Teeth polishing
About Your Pet’s Dental Appointment
We make your pet’s safety and comfort our #1 priority with every service we provide. That’s why we recommend blood work before administering anesthesia. The results of a blood test allow us to determine if your pet is healthy enough for the planned dental procedure. We also take extra measures to ensure comfort throughout the dental procedure, giving your companion the same level of care we’d want our own pet to receive. Just as we would for any other procedure that involves anesthesia, we monitor your pet’s vital signs (pulse, respiration, etc.) throughout the entire dental process, including recovery.
Signs of Gum Disease
When caring for your pet, it’s important to be aware of what’s considered “normal” and what isn’t, in terms of her dental health. The following is a list of signs that are commonly associated with gum disease:
- Chronic bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Red or swollen gums
- Brown or yellow teeth
- Difficulty eating
If you’ve noticed any of these signs, it’s time to schedule a pet dentistry appointment in Rensselaer with PetVets on the Go. Give us a call today at 219-869-0097!