How Much Does a Feline or Canine Dental Cost?

The cost of a Feline or Canine dental is one of the most common questions I get asked. Unfortunately, while we would all like a quick and easy answer, the cost of a pet dental can vary widely for many reasons. Here’s why. If I rang my mechanic and asked how much it would cost to

Is a Pet Dental Procedure Too Much for My Old Pet?

As pets grow old, one of the things that is important to maintain is quality of life. If the teeth are severely infected or there is severe gingivitis and gum disease going on in the mouth, the quality of life is poor as the animal experiences discomfort and pain constantly. Older pet

Why Does Pet Dentistry Need to Be Performed Under Anaesthesia?

Pet dentistry is a tricky job! While human dentists can perform almost all procedures upon their patients without a general anaesthetic, proper oral examination and treatment in cats and dogs requires the patient to be fully anaesthetised. There are several reasons for this. Firstly,

Guide to a Canine Dental or Feline Dental – The 10 Steps to a Healthy Pain Free Mouth

Dog teeth cleaning (dog dental) and cat teeth cleaning (cat dental) can be rephrased as the physical removal of infection they are NOT cosmetic procedures. As the vast majority of our patients have existing dental disease that requires diagnosis and treatment, there is far more to can

Pet Dental Treatments Can Be Painful….!? What We Do to Stop Pain

Whilst pet dental procedures such as cleaning and polishing are generally not uncomfortable (most of us have experienced this at our own dentist), treatment of periodontal disease, extraction of teeth and advanced treatments such as root canal therapy and vital pulpotomy procedures ca

Why Would Anyone Consider Dental Braces in Dogs or Cats?

Dog dental braces is a topic we are often asked about. Cosmetic considerations may be important to some owners, however the real focus of veterinary orthodontics is on making pets with badly positioned teeth comfortable. Animals do not need a perfect or ‘correct’ bite, but

Pet Root Canal Treatment? Why Consider Trying to Save Teeth When We Can Extract Them?

Extraction is a option for relieving pain and infection, and is therefore far more humane than allowing animals to suffer with a sore or unhealthy mouth. In many situations there are other treatment options available that can both relieve pain and infection, while preserving dental fu