veterinarian looking at dog's teeth

Teeth Cleaning for Dogs, Cats, Rodents, and More in Dubuque, IA

Dental care is just as integral to your pet’s health as regular wellness exams and vaccinations. Dogs and cats need to maintain their oral hygiene just as much as we do because they can easily develop plaque and tartar buildup, gingivitis, and dental disease. At PetMed Animal Health Center, we provide professional teeth cleanings for dogs and cats to treat and aid in the prevention of dental disease, but our services also extend to lizards, ferrets, and rodents. We even do beak trims on turtles! A healthy mouth is essential for every pet, regardless of their species.

Better oral health for your pet is just a phone call away. Get in touch at (563) 583-8387 or request an appointment online!

Our Dental Care Services for Dogs, Cats, and Rodents

Here is a more detailed breakdown of the pet dental care services we offer in Dubuque, IA:

Full-Mouth Digital Dental X-Rays

We use the latest in digital X-ray technology to get a complete picture of your pet's dental health. This allows us to detect any issues below the gum line that aren't visible to the naked eye, ensuring we can address any problems early.

Gingival Care

Our team pays special attention to the gingival, or gum health of your pet. We can remove any excess tissue and clear away plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to dental disease in dogs and cats.

Dental Cleaning and Polishing

Regular teeth cleaning is key to preventing dental disease. Our thorough cleaning process involves removing plaque and tartar, both above and below the gum line. We finish every cleaning with a polishing treatment that leaves your pet's teeth smooth and helps slow down plaque accumulation.

Surgical Extractions

Sometimes, despite our best efforts, teeth can become too diseased to save. For cats, this often means full mouth extractions. Dogs may need surgical removal of specific teeth. Our skilled veterinarians perform these procedures with the utmost care and precision, ensuring your pet's comfort and quick recovery.

How to Care for Your Pet’s Teeth Between Visits

It’s ideal for us to see your pet at least once a year for a full check-up, which includes examining their teeth and gums. But as important as it is to see your vet, there is plenty you can do on your end at home to manage your pet’s dental care between appointments.

Teeth brushing is the most significant step you can take to keep your companion’s mouth clean and healthy. Brushing daily or several times a week can slow plaque buildup on the teeth and prevent bacterial infections from developing. Other options you can use to supplement your pet’s dental care include a dry tartar-control diet, dental chews and toys, and oral wipes.

veterinarian cleaning cat's teeth with finger toothbrush