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Miami Pet Dental Care for Exotics, Dogs, and Cats

Dental hygiene can often be overlooked in pets, but caring for your animal’s oral health is just as important as for yourself. Paws and Claws Medical Center offers quality exotic pet, cat, and dog dental care in Miami to help your furry friend’s teeth and gums stay healthy.

It’s our passion to care for the local animals of our community, no matter what kind. We are caring pet parents just like you and strive to help you feel confident in the services we’re providing your furry friend. When you visit our practice, our dedication to safe and effective dental care will be obvious. We’re excited to meet you and your pet. Contact us to schedule an appointment today!

Why Is Dental Care Important for Pets?

Regular dental care is crucial to your pet’s overall health and well-being. Like humans, pets can suffer from dental issues such as plaque buildup, tartar, and dental disease. However, unlike us, pets can’t care for their oral health by brushing their own teeth. Smaller animals, like guinea pigs and reptiles, often have their dental care ignored. However, dental diseases and other dental issues can cause severe health issues when left untreated. Proper pet dental care can:

  • Prevent dental diseases like periodontitis
  • Help your pet avoid pain and discomfort, which could lead to behavioral issues
  • Maintain the health and function of their teeth
  • Improve bad breath
  • Prevent dental issues from turning into systemic health problems

Our Dental Services

At Paws and Claws Medical Center, we have a broad range of knowledge of various animals and their dental health needs. For example, we understand that rodents have unique requirements due to their always-growing teeth. We can explain to you why your particular animal needs dental services and what to expect from our procedures. We believe that providing quality pet dental care is key to helping your animal live a healthier and happier life by your side.

Our veterinarian will begin by doing an overall health check of your animal. This includes visually inspecting their oral cavity and seeing if there are any visible signs of dental disease or discomfort. This evaluation allows us to identify any existing dental issues and formulate a plan for further care. We’ll also make sure that your pet is healthy enough to undergo dental procedures under anesthesia, which could include performing bloodwork or other tests. Some of our dental services include:

Professional Cleanings: Just like humans going to the dentist for a professional cleaning, regular teeth cleaning is essential for your pet’s oral health routines. These typically involve removing plaque and tartar above and below the gum line, polishing your pet’s teeth, and examining their overall dental health.

X-rays: If we suspect any issues that aren’t visible to the naked eye, our team may take x-rays of your pet’s mouth. By taking x-rays, we can gain a comprehensive look at your pet’s teeth below the surface, which can help detect early signs of periodontal disease or other issues.

Extractions: These are among the most common veterinary procedures, typically due to tooth decay or periodontal disease. Your pet may also need an extraction for a fractured tooth or a baby tooth that has yet to fall out.

Endoscopic Dentistry

Our practice is proud to use advanced techniques to make the experience for your cat, dog, or exotic pet more comfortable. Endoscopic dentistry is an advanced dental method that uses very small tools and a camera to make it possible to perform complex dental procedures in a small space. It can be particularly useful for small animals such as bearded dragons, rodents, rabbits, and monkeys. Endoscopic dentistry procedures boast a variety of benefits for your pet, including:

  • Smaller incisions
  • Less pain
  • Increased accuracy
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Faster recovery
  • Less scarring

FAQs About Pet Dental Care

Especially if you have an exotic animal, pet dental care can be confusing. Our team is dedicated to answering your questions and helping you feel confident in the care we provide your furry friend. Some of the frequently asked questions we receive are:

How often should my pet have their teeth cleaned?

Most pets should have their teeth cleaned at least once a year. Depending on your pet’s age, overall health, and previous medical history, we may recommend more or less professional cleanings.

What are some signs that my pet needs dental care?

If your pet is suddenly refusing to eat or is experiencing other behavioral changes like aggression, it could be linked to tooth pain caused by decay or dental disease. If you have concerns about your pet’s change in behavior, our veterinarians will do everything they can to identify the cause.

Does my pet need to be under anesthesia?

Yes. Anesthesia allows us to perform safe, effective dental services without causing excess stress to your animal.

Quality Pet Dental Care in Miami

At Paws and Claws Medical Center, we understand how important it is to properly care for your pet’s oral health. We believe that regardless of whether you have a bearded dragon or a cat, every animal deserves access to quality dental care from an experienced team dedicated to providing excellent services.

Dental problems can go unnoticed because our pets can’t tell us if they’re in pain, which means that they can easily become a big problem if left untreated. Our team is skilled at recognizing the signs of oral health problems and is ready to take proactive steps to support your pet’s overall well-being. If you’re looking for reliable pet dental care in Miami, look no further than our practice. Take the first step by scheduling an appointment with us today!