DentistryDid you know that according to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 80 percent of dogs and cats show signs or oral disease by age three?

In fact, periodontal disease is the most prevalent disease among dogs and cats. Sadly, dentistry still takes a back seat in pet care. Knowing our clients love and care for their pets, led us to ask some more questions about dental care and we’re sharing what we found!

If you’ve ever had a cavity, you are familiar with the piercing pain that starts in your tooth and shoots straight through your gums and then the rest of your body. It’s enough to take your breath away. Now, imagine not being able to tell anyone! Van Dyke Animal Clinic offers personal dental plans that can include cleaning, extractions and oral tumor management. We carry a line of dental products to complement our care programs.

– “I didn’t think anything was wrong with his/her teeth.”

How often do you look into the mouth of your pet? If you’re like anyone else, it’s not often. Not to mention, I don’t know many pets who invite that kind of attention. Now, couple those factors with your pets’ inability to communicate and we have a recipe for dental trouble, the kind of trouble that makes periodontal disease the most prevalent disease among dogs and cats.

– “I don’t want him/her sedated or stressed.”

When we say our veterinary clinic is personal, we mean it. We come to love and adore our clients and patients and we understand the worry that comes with any kind of procedure. We have been careful to develop our dental process to be less stressful and to spend less time under anesthesia. This process includes top of the line equipment for the quickest most complete procedure possible.

– “Dentals are too expensive.”

We are aware dental costs can create a barrier for care and we’ve taken very special consideration for our clients. We offer many payment options , so be sure to call our office to find out how we can help you make the dental your pet needs possible.