Anesthesia-Free Teeth Cleaning: A Safe and Effective Option for Your Pet

Dental care is crucial for your furry friend’s overall health and well-being. Just like humans, dogs can develop dental problems that, if left untreated, can lead to serious health issues. That’s why regular teeth cleanings are essential to maintain your pet’s oral hygiene.

The Importance of Teeth Cleaning

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, a staggering 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of periodontal disease by the age of 3. Periodontal disease, characterized by plaque and tartar buildup, can cause gingivitis, inflammation, and tooth loss. Furthermore, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and affect vital organs such as the heart, lungs, kidneys, and liver.

At Katten TrimSalon, we offer anesthesia-free teeth cleaning—an effective and gentle way to remove plaque and tartar without the risks associated with sedation. Our procedure is suitable for routine cleanings, improving and maintaining your pet’s oral health.

The Risks of Anesthesia

Traditional teeth cleanings performed under anesthesia carry inherent risks. According to a study by the American Animal Hospital Association, 1 out of 233 dogs may die from anesthesia, and 1 out of 9 may experience complications. While some pets may require anesthesia for advanced periodontal issues, extractions, or deep cleanings, anesthesia-free teeth cleaning provides a safer alternative for routine maintenance.

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How It Works

During an anesthesia-free teeth cleaning session at Katten TrimSalon, your pet remains fully awake and requires no recovery time. Our trained professionals will ensure your pet’s comfort throughout the process.

Your pet will lie on a soft surface, with their head resting on our lap. For small dogs, we may wrap them in a towel to help them feel secure. Using dental instruments, we meticulously remove plaque and tartar from both the inside and outside surfaces of the teeth. We then polish the teeth, leaving them clean and bright.

Our experienced team will provide you with a detailed report of your pet’s dental health, highlighting any issues that may require further attention from your veterinarian. We are committed to working in conjunction with your vet to ensure your pet’s dental needs are met.

Why Choose Anesthesia-Free Teeth Cleaning?

Anesthesia-free teeth cleaning offers several advantages:

  • Cost-effective: Our procedure is a fraction of the cost of traditional vet cleanings.
  • Convenience: The appointment typically takes 60-90 minutes, with no recuperation time necessary.
  • Prevention: Regular teeth cleanings help prevent gum disease and maintain your pet’s overall health.

Is Anesthesia-Free Teeth Cleaning Right for Your Pet?

While anesthesia-free teeth cleaning is suitable for most pets, there are exceptions. If your dog has advanced periodontal disease, deep pockets, or requires extractions, we recommend consulting your veterinarian. We prioritize your pet’s safety and will refer you back to your vet if necessary.

We pride ourselves on our success rate, calming and cleaning more than 99% of pets who visit us. Don’t just take our word for it—check out the before and after photos in our gallery to see the results for yourself!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What ages are appropriate?

There is no age limit for anesthesia-free teeth cleaning. It’s never too early to start practicing good oral hygiene with your pet. However, it’s important to note that as dogs age, teeth may become looser and bones more brittle. We’ll carefully assess your pet’s condition and discuss the best options for their dental health.

Will my dog be medicated?

Rest assured, we do not administer calming agents to your pet. We rely on effective communication and soothing touch to keep your dog calm and comfortable throughout the procedure.

What if my dog is large, hyperactive, or anxious?

If your dog falls into any of these categories, please discuss it with us beforehand. Large dogs are welcome, but we may require an assistant and additional charges may apply. While we strive to accommodate all pets, we reserve the right to refuse the procedure if we deem it unsafe or if the dog displays excessive anxiety or aggression. Thankfully, we have yet to turn anyone away!

Ready to give your pet the gift of a healthy smile? Book your appointment with Katten TrimSalon today and discover the many benefits of anesthesia-free teeth cleaning. Your furry friend will thank you!