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Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Dental with our San Antonio Veterinarian

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At the Family Pet Hospital of Stone Oak, we're happy to get you in touch with a veterinarian in San Antonio who can provide state-of-the-art pet dental care to help make sure your animal stays as healthy as possible, as well as answer any questions you may have about cat and dog teeth cleaning services.

 Why is pet dental health important?

Pet dental health is important for several reasons:

  • Pets with clean teeth and healthy gums live longer on by as many as 1-5 years!
  • Pets with good dental health can avoid disruptive and painful dental disease
  • Proper pet dental care saves pet owners money by minimizing the likelihood of paying for expensive dental disease treatments 

What are signs that may alert me to a pet dental health problem? 

As a pet parent, you should realize that dental disease doesn't always present with noticeable signs. That said, look out for the following tells:

  • Bad breath 
  • Excessive drooling or pawing at the mouth
  • Dropping food frequently, or only chewing food on one side of the mouth
  • Broken, missing, discolored, or loose teeth
  • Bloody gums

When I bring my pet in for a dog or cat cleaning, what dental health issues will my veterinarian in San Antonio be looking for? 

Here are some common pet dental health issues a veterinarian in San Antonio will be looking for during a dog or cat cleaning of the mouth:

  • Periodontal disease (gum disease)
  • Injured teeth
  • Infected teeth
  • Broken jaw bone
  • Oral cysts and tumors

What should I expect for my animal before, during, and after a pet dental exam and cleaning? 

Before a pet dental exam, we typically ask pet parents to ensure their animal is fasted for at least 12 hours since we'll be using anesthesia. This is so our staff and your pet stay safe and so we can more thoroughly perform our dental duties!

We'll examine your pet's entire mouth, clean its teeth, remove any tartar or plaque, then review our recommendations based on our findings. If we need to schedule any follow-up appointments, our front desk staff will be able to help you with that, and we'll also educate you on proper pet teeth brushing techniques so you can maintain your animal's oral health in between dental visits (which we recommend around once per year). 

Contact Us Today

Wondering if it's time for your pet to have its teeth professionally cleaned? Come meet with a veterinarian in San Antonio now to schedule a pet dental appointment by contacting the Family Pet Hospital of Stone Oak at (210) 495-2722.

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Dr. Woolley has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years.

John E.
San Antonio, TX

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