Make Pet Dental Care an Essential Part of Your Pet's Wellness Routine
While your pet may not need a pearly white smile like you, their oral hygiene is still a critical part of their overall health. Shepherd of the Hills Veterinary Clinic strives to make pet dental care accessible, affordable, and most importantly, a comprehensive and comfortable experience for your pet. Branson and area residents can expect the best-in-class pet dental care for the best price.
Be Proactive: Preventing Dental Disease
Dental disease is entirely preventable and your pet deserves a pain-free life. Annual dental appointments coupled with at-home care will significantly reduce their risk of dental disease and other issues. While you may be able to clean tartar and plaque build-up on your pet’s teeth at home, you can only clean what you see—nearly two-thirds of the tooth is under the gum line, where plaque build-up is much more serious.
Our Professional Services
Our pet dental care is the whole package: we scale, polish, and do extractions if needed. Removing excessive plaque and tartar both above and below the gum line gives your pet the best chance at fighting dental disease. Polishing includes a fluoride treatment for additional tooth protection. Every procedure is performed while the pet is under general anesthesia, with full monitoring for their safety.
At Home Care
For the best preventive care, brushing your pet’s teeth daily can significantly reduce dental disease risks as well as lessen their trips to the clinic. However, we understand you have busy days where it simply cannot get done. Therefore we offer C.E.T. Chews, which possess a natural enzyme and rough texture that work together with your pet’s chewing to break down plaque and fight bacteria. Add C.E.T. Chews to your pet’s oral hygiene regime for an extra kick of dental defense.
How to Recognize the Signs of Dental Disease
Pets can hide their pain and illnesses well, and dental problems are no exception. However, certain behaviors and symptoms may be telling signs of dental disease. Keep an eye out for:
- Bad breath, one of the most common signs of disease
- Odd tilting of the head to one side when eating
- Difficulty chewing
- Excessive drooling or bleeding from the mouth
- Sneezing and nasal discharge
- Loss of appetite
Get in touch with us today to learn more about our pet dental care packages! Just call 417-337-PETZ to speak with one of our team members.