Pet Dental Care

As a pet owner, it’s important that your cat or dog receives the necessary dental care to stay happy and healthy. At Bench Animal Hospital in Boise, ID, we provide exams and cleanings to relieve any discomfort your pet may have and improve its wellness. Prior to visiting us, learn about the importance of dental care below:

Pet Dental Care

Why Is Dental Care Important?

Plaque and tartar can accumulate on your pet’s teeth and lead to discomfort. If it is not taken care of, it can cause loose teeth and inflammation. Not only that, but bacteria can also enter your pet’s blood stream and affect its kidneys and heart.

How to Prevent Dental Problems in Pets

To prevent dental problems, we recommend brushing your pet’s teeth at least three times a week. If brushing is not tolerable, you might consider dental treats or chews instead. The treats or chews can help keep their teeth and gums clean. In addition to removing plaque, they’ll also keep your cat or dog’s breath fresh.

It’s also crucial to visit our veterinarians for a wellness check yearly. For senior pets, we recommend seeing us every six months. We will inspect your pet’s mouth and determine if a cleaning is necessary. Our vets can also extract any loose teeth if needed.

What to Expect During a Dental Exam

When you visit us, we will expect your pet’s mouth and perform any cleanings or extractions if they are necessary. We’ll also utilize anesthesia to keep your pet comfortable during these procedures. Your cat or dog may be a little confused or fatigued when it wakes up, however, these side effects subside quickly. You’ll also need to provide your pet with water and food to prevent thirst or hunger when at home. If your pet still seems learning several hours later, we recommend contacting our vets.

In addition to dental care, our veterinarians also provide other services like vaccinations, spaying and neutering, and parasite prevention. We are happy to set you up with a wellness exam schedule to monitor your pet’s health and provide any treatment promptly.

Contact us for an Appointment Today!

To learn more about pet dental care or to schedule your visit, contact Bench Animal Hospital in Boise, ID, at 208-345-6771 today. We are happy to provide you with additional information and set you up with an appointment. When you need a veterinarian near me, our team looks forward to assisting you!



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Bench Animal Hospital


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