At advanced stages, dental disease can significantly impact a pet’s quality of life, making eating difficult due to mouth pain. Plus, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause heart, liver, and kidney complications. Keeping up with the cleanliness of your pet’s mouth and their overall dental health can prevent years of discomfort and lost teeth.
Anesthesia is of great importance when it comes to anything having to do with your pet’s teeth. In fact, both the American Veterinary Medical Association and the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) consider cleaning a companion animal’s teeth without general anesthesia unacceptable. That’s why we make sure at Madison Street Animal Hospital to perform only anesthetic dentals and other procedures, which always begins with blood work to verify that your pet is well enough for anesthesia.
If it’s been more than a year since your pet’s last dental exam or cleaning, give us a call at 206-538-0890. Our team will turn that frown upside down!