The first sign of your pet’s having serious dental problems is bad breath.

At Eldorado Animal Clinic, we check the pet’s mouth and teeth for any signs of periodontal disease and assess possible actions that can be taken to keep periodontal disease from developing. Preventive dental care protects your dog or cat from periodontal disease which can lead to diseases of the kidneys, heart and liver.

Prevention of periodontal disease is quite simple. A diet of dry food, including hard treats, regular brushing of your pet’s teeth, a thorough cleaning of the teeth whenever needed, and dental examinations annually or semi-annually by a veterinarian can virtually assure your pet’s freedom from this disease. —- Dr. T. Murt Byrne

dental xrayHere at Eldorado Animal Clinic, we provide state-of-the-art dentistry and for your pet. We take great care in making sure that your pet is well-cared for while undergoing a dental procedure.
Since most of our patients don’t sit still for a dental cleaning, dental procedures in cats and dogs involve general anesthesia. Our doctors and technicians work closely to ensure the safest anesthetic protocols are followed, including the placement of an IV catheter to ensure adequate blood-pressure levels during anesthesia, monitoring of ECG, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, and maintaining your pet’s core body temperature. We have digital dental radiography, and use computerized dental charting for your pet. We closely monitor recovery, and pride ourselves on superior pain management if extractions are needed.

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