No one likes to think about their pets getting surgery, but sometimes it’s a necessity. Our Austin vets are highly skilled surgeons, able to perform any type of common veterinary surgical procedure, whether that’s having your cat or dog spayed or neutered, the removal of a tumor, emergency surgery or dental surgery. Our compassionate, skilled staff goes out of their way to ensure your pets are well taken care of during this critical time.
It’s estimated that more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop tooth and gum disease by age three. Good dental hygiene is crucial to your pet’s well-being. Not only can it improve your pet’s health and vitality, it can add years to their life.
Just as with their owners, if ignored your pet’s dental problems can cause significant health issues, including heart problems and systemic diseases.
ATX Animal Clinic offers dental cleanings for your dog or cat that include ultrasonic scaling followed by polishing and an oral rinse, which are designed to remove plaque and slow its buildup.
Here’s what’s involved in your pet’s dental care package:
In addition, we’ll chart the progress of your pet’s teeth at each cleaning, as well as reevaluate x-rays for any potential dental care issues.
General guidelines for surgery: your pet should not eat after 10pm the night before surgery, but water is fine all the way up until surgery time. Please check with us for any special requirements.