Reliable Dentistry for Dogs & Cats

At Sarasota Veterinary Services, we are a passionate group of animal-loving professionals ready to provide reliable dentistry for dogs and cats. We approach oral health care from a comprehensive perspective, leveraging our in-house technology and years of experience to assist cats and dogs of various sizes, ages, breeds, and temperaments.

Our practice is equipped with modern dental tools, and our seasoned team has a relaxed, compassionate bedside manner to keep your pets feeling safe and secure during all procedures. We will leave your furry loved ones with a fresh oral condition while working to prevent and treat any signs of periodontal disease. Our veterinarians are devoted to providing efficient services delivered in a relaxed environment. Contact us today and schedule an appointment!


Why Should My Pet Receive Veterinary Dentistry?

All pet owners know that animals love to put various foreign objects into their mouths, where bacteria can grow. A majority of pets will show the beginning stages of periodontal diseases by age 3. Good oral hygiene and health has been linked to an extended life expectancy for your pet by up to 2-4 years.

Periodontal disease is preventable but can lead to cardiac disease, kidney and liver infection, or stroke if left undetected and untreated. Our Sarasota veterinary dentistry provides thorough examinations and effective treatments to help your precious dogs and cats have a bright future ahead of them.

Here are some reasons why it's important to bring your pet into our practice for regular oral checkups:

  • Avoid tooth loss due to periodontal disease
  • Manage and prevent pain
  • Maintain healthy and functional teeth for your pet
  • Improve foul breath
  • Prevent potential damage to the brain, heart, liver, lungs, and kidneys

Our Comprehensive Dental Services

Our practice is equipped with technological capabilities, which we utilize to maximize accuracy, comfort, and results delivered at a convenient pace. We project a calm demeanor and handle your pets with a gentle, respectful touch so they can relax as we carefully evaluate their mouth, teeth, and gums. This preliminary oral exam helps to uncover the root of their issue and works to ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo any dental procedures they need.

After the initial exam, we will discuss treatment options before scheduling a date for the procedure to begin. Our focused veterinary team utilizes digital x-rays to view your pet's entire oral structure, helping us devise an effective treatment plan that excels in strategy and efficiency. We will tailor all services to your pet's unique oral situation and needs. These quality dental services include:

  • Oral Exam
  • Teeth Cleaning
  • Tooth Extractions
  • Periodontal Preventive Services

Dentistry for Dogs & Cats FAQ

When your pet is sick, exhibiting strange symptoms, or simply has some very bad breath, we know you have questions, and our friendly veterinarians can provide the answers. We will never leave you in the dark regarding our procedural steps, the materials we use, and any aftercare tips. Some frequently asked questions regarding dentistry for dogs and cats include:

How do I know if my dog or cat needs their teeth cleaned?

You will notice that tartar and plaque will start to build in your pet's mouth if proper dental care is neglected over time. We can evaluate their oral condition and determine if it's time for a teeth cleaning. Overall, we recommend a thorough teeth cleaning for dogs and cats at least once per year.

Yes. Our professional dental cleanings will work to improve your pet's breath, but there is no permanent cure. Plaque and tartar will continue to build on your pet's teeth without regular brushing, which will cause odor. Regular tooth brushing and water additives can be preventive measures in keeping your pet's breath smelling decent for longer, however, they will probably never have breath as fresh as yours.

In between dental cleanings and oral exams, it's a good idea to maintain your pet's dental health using simple practices. Some easy home oral hygiene tips include:

  • Brushing your pet's teeth as little as once per week can prevent tartar buildup.
  • Dry pet food is better for teeth than canned wet food. The dry food causes abrasions to tooth surfaces when chewed, helping to remove tartar.
  • Giving your pet a rawhide can fight against tartar buildup.
  • Many toys on the market can help clean your pet's teeth and promote good dental health.

Trusted Sarasota Veterinary Dentistry

At Sarasota Veterinary Services, our skilled, animal-loving team understands that oral health is connected to overall health. We know that pets often suffer from the same dental issues as humans, such as gingivitis, periodontal disease, and nagging painful teeth needing extractions, and we aim to give them the same level of care and compassion as we would give their human counterparts.

Our Sarasota veterinary dentistry is ready and able to provide your pet with a broad range of quality services to help them have a healthy, functional, and beautiful oral condition for years into the future. Contact us today and schedule an appointment!