Learn more about our pet dentistry services below.
Pet Dentistry in Pocatello, ID
Free monthly toothbrushings for one year included with every dental cleaning! We utilize Digital Dental Radiology!
Dental or periodontal disease is one of the most common diseases affecting our companion animals. It can cause signs ranging from bad breath to infection, inflammation, difficulty eating and severe pain. At Community Animal Hospital, we believe that top-notch dental care is an important part of your pet’s long-term health.
During a dental cleaning, your pet will be placed under anesthesia. To ensure the safety of your pet, an IV catheter will be placed and IV fluids administered. This enables us to maintain your pet’s blood pressure and supplies immediate emergency access in the rare event it is needed. We encourage (and if your pet is 7 or older require) pre-anesthetic blood screening. This allows us to be aware of potential problems and plan accordingly. An individual anesthetic protocol is tailored for your pet by our doctor; this enables us to provide adequate pain relief and the smoothest recovery possible. While your pet is under anesthesia, he/she will be continuously monitored on a cutting-edge multi-parameter machine. This tracks heart and respiratory rates, end-tidal CO2, oxygen saturation, blood pressure, and temperature. They are also closely watched by the doctor and one of our highly trained staff members.
Home dental care between cleanings may include daily brushing with pet toothpaste, dental rinses (CET rinse, Aquadent), tartar control diet (Hill’s T/D Prescription Diet, or Healthy Advantage), and CET dental chews. The doctor and staff at Community Animal Hospital will work with you and your pet to find a dental home care plan that fits your lifestyle.