Good dental health is as important for animals as it is for humans. That’s why Kato Animal Hospital offers necessary dental services for your pets. We know that clean teeth and healthy gums help to support the general health of people and pets. Likewise, poor oral hygiene can lead to other health problems that are distressing for pets and pet owners. Gingivitis is not only a concern for humans. For dogs and cats, gingivitis is one of the most common health concerns that veterinarians will see. Periodontal disease can seriously impact your pet’s quality of life, compromising their ability to eat comfortably, in addition to other negative outcomes. Preventive care like teeth cleaning will help to reduce the buildup of damaging tartar and bacteria which can lead to gingivitis and other health concerns. Dental services at our Toronto clinic include:
Modern ultrasonic cleaning equipment
Digital x-ray equipment
Professional subgingival hand scaling by a technician
Extractions as needed
Have you noticed your pet showing sensitivity while eating? Do they shy away from dry food, preferring wet food instead? It could be that your pet has a dental issue that needs to be examined by a vet. With our x-ray equipment, we will be able to see the internal structures of your pet’s teeth, as well as the areas below the gum line that are normally hidden from view. Our modern digital x-ray equipment allows us to get an accurate picture of your pet’s teeth so we can deliver an informed diagnosis. With a diagnosis in hand, our team can recommend the best possible treatment options for your pet. Our ultimate goal is to provide the most effective treatment for the pets in our care to relieve discomfort and enhance their quality of life.
This gentle and highly effective procedure is very much like scaling, only it is specifically designed for dental care in animals. Our modern, ultrasonic cleaning equipment cools the area down with a spray of water while cleaning the teeth. This is followed with polishing by buffing the teeth lightly.
If you have noticed your pet favouring one side while eating, or avoiding food altogether, it may be time to visit the vet for an oral health checkup. We can assess whether your pet is in need of dental care, and recommend effective solutions. Call Kato Animal Hospital today for dental services and improve your pet’s overall health.