Pet Dental Care in Doha
Owning a pet requires more than just at-home care. Preventive, professional veterinary care is also important, especially for oral health. Did you know that most pets show early signs of dental disease by just 3 years of age? Left untreated, this disease can affect a pet’s liver, heart, and kidneys, which can eventually shorten his or her lifespan. The team at Veterinary Surgery in Doha wants to prevent dental disease for as many pets as we can, which is why we offer comprehensive dental services, including:
- Ultrasonic scaling (teeth cleaning)
- Digital dental X-rays
- General anesthesia
- Tooth extractions
- At-home dental care recommendations
The Veterinary Surgery’s pet dental suite is equipped with modern monitoring equipment so we can monitor our patients’ vitals through every phase of their dental treatment. We also make every effort to ensure the safety and comfort of our patients while they’re in our care.
About Your Pet’s Dental Visit
Before admitting your pet for dental treatment, we administer a pre-anesthetic physical exam and blood work to detect any underlying health issues. If no issues are found, we admit your pet and proceed with his or her dental procedure, the steps of which are detailed below:
One: We place an IV catheter.
Two: Through the IV catheter, we administer pain medications, fluids, and anesthesia.
Three: Using an ultrasonic scaler, we remove plaque and tartar from the teeth.
Four: We take and analyze digital dental X-rays.
Five: To smooth surfaces where bacteria can hide, we polish teeth.
Six: We chart your pet’s teeth and abnormalities completely.
Seven: If necessary, we extract one or more teeth.
Eight: Lastly, we administer any additional dental treatment.
How to Prevent Pet Gum Disease
The first step to maintaining your pet’s oral health to prevent gum disease is staying up-to-date with his or her annual wellness exams. During these exams, we examine your pet’s teeth and gums to determine if a separate appointment for a dental cleaning or advanced dental exam is necessary. Some of the signs we look for include bad breath, loose teeth, and tartar buildup. After each wellness and dental visit, we can provide you with at-home recommendations for dental care so you keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy in between visits. These include brushing tips and pet dental products that prevent tartar buildup and bad breath.
If have any questions about our pet dental services in Doha, or if you’d like to schedule a wellness or dental exam, give us a call at (974) 4436 7187.