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Oral & Dental Health

Dental Care is a Key to Pet Wellness

Although our pets need a healthy mouth and sound teeth, we sometimes let our pet’s oral and dental care slip. Poor oral hygiene can be the source of bad breath, gum disease and organ damage. Not only can this cause animals constant pain, it can actually shorten their lives. Taking care of your pet’s teeth means more than pleasant breath; it is a basic part of our wellness program.

At South Loop Animal Hospital, we offer:

  • Periodontal therapy—teeth cleaning for dogs and cats and advice on home dental care
  • Digital dental radiography—the quickest and most accurate diagnostic tool
  • Extractions—pain-free removal of diseased teeth
  • Nutritional advice—aimed at maintaining good oral hygiene

South Loop is committed to standards put forth by AAHA as well as your pet’s continued good health. For that reason, every pet that has a periodontal procedure here at the hospital will receive full mouth radiographs (x-rays) during their procedure. Since many pets have issues that are beneath the gum line, this is an invaluable tool to help the doctors evaluate and treat your pets to the best of their ability.

Talk to us about your pet’s dental hygiene. For your dogs and cats, good oral care means better health and longer lives. Find out more about pet dental health by looking at these websites: