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The proper dental care is helping our pets live a happier and longer life. The following questions usually come to mind when dental care is mentioned.

1). How do I know my pet needs a dental procedure?
2). How safe is the dental procedure?
3). How painful is the dental procedure?
4). Will there be any after care at home?

So, let us go through the questions.

1). Our doctors will talk to you about dental care and dental cleaning during your visit. We will provide complimentary oral exams. The exam consists of inspecting the teeth for tartar build up, loose teeth, and gum disease like gingival hyperplasia, gingivitis, and receding gum line. Just come on in during business hours!

2). Today, dental procedures are safer than ever.  The Dale Mabry Animal Hospital requires pre-anesthesia blood work for every pet. This blood work checks for proper liver and kidney function, proper hydration, and infection. The pet is monitored during the dental procedure for proper heart rate, respiratory rate, and blood oxygen saturation. The general anesthesia gas used today was developed for use in children, so its safety is well proven. There can be a mild cough or moist hack for 2-3 days after the general anesthesia and this is usually caused by the endotracheal tube placed during the procedure.

3). A routine cleaning and polishing of the teeth is usually non-painful.  The exception is that tooth extraction and gum surgery can be painful. The doctor may prescribe pain medication and antibiotics to be given at home after doing teeth extraction or gum surgery.

4). Home after-care is monitoring the pet to make sure they are eating and drinking water. Also, make sure to complete all medications sent home.

Dale Mabry Animal Hospital Dental Cleaning Package includes:

  • Ultrasonic dental scaling & fluoride polishing, IV catheter, anesthesia & anesthesia monitoring


  • FREE home dental care products


  • Complimentary pedicure, ear cleaning, anal sac expression

(This package does not include tooth extractions,  dental sealant, pain meds, antibiotics or pre-op bloodwork if needed)

More information can be found in our Pet Library (search for "dental care"). Under "How to . . ." videos, you can view brushing techniques.

Other resource: American Veterinary Dental College

Dental Report Card

Canine Dental Handout

Feline Dental Handout 

OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews are:

  • Easy to give
  • ​Great tasting
  • Vanilla scented
  • Available in 4 Low-Calorie Sizes
OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews fight plaque, tartar, and bad breath.
OraVet Dental Hygiene Chews feature a unique dual-acting mechanism. The chewing action works to loosen and dislodge plaque, helping remove it from teeth. The active ingredient (delmopinol) forms a barrier to help protect against bacterial accumulation that leads to plaque, tartar, and bad breath--giving your dog a cleaner mouth and fresher breath.


Buy 2 boxes (30 ct) ORAVET CHEWS -receive FREE KONG WOBBLER


Buy 1 box (30 ct) ORAVET CHEWS - receive $5 GIFT CARD

(or, not and and)

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