After the first few years of age, most pets require dental cleaning at least once a year and, in some cases, even twice a year depending on the state of their teeth and the regularity of at-home dental care.
It’s also important to know that per guidelines from the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association, we only perform dental cleanings under anesthesia. While non-anesthetic dental cleaning clinics have become popular, the fact is that they are stressful for your pet and make cleaning below the gumline—where most periodontal disease occurs—impossible. For your pet’s safety, we also begin with blood work to verify that your pet is well enough for anesthesia.
If it’s been more than a year since your pet’s last dental exam or cleaning, give us a call to schedule an exam and dental assessment: 206-593-2442.