Image
When it comes to a pet’s overall health, dental care is commonly overlooked. The majority of cats and dogs will develop dental disease as they become adults, though. One of the first signs of oral health problems is often bad breath. Many pet owners will assume that their animal’s mouth is just supposed to smell bad when in fact this is caused by bacteria sticking to the teeth. Over time, that plaque can harden into tartar and migrate below the gums as gingivitis, getting into the bloodstream and creating even more health problems for your pet.

We encourage owners to talk with the veterinarian about the state of their pet’s dental health regularly. Annual or biannual wellness exams are a great opportunity for us to check your pet’s teeth for any signs of disease or decay. We can make recommendations for further care, such as dental cleanings. Many of our patients see us for annual cleanings to help them feel their best.
Dental Cleanings

Dental Cleanings

Dental cleanings are performed under anesthesia so that we can keep your pet safe during the procedure. This also allows us to do a thorough removal of the plaque and tartar and evaluate your pet’s oral health. We’ll often perform a bit of blood work on your animal before sedation so we know they’re in good shape for the procedure. While they’re under, we carefully monitor their vital signs for any changes. During recovery, we make sure they’re waking up and feeling mostly back to normal before we send them on home with you. If you have any questions about scheduling a dental cleaning, please feel free to reach out to us at any time.
Equine Dental Care

Equine Dental Care

For equine dental care, please check out our Equine Medicine Page.
Image

Color Country is a full service animal hospital

Color Country Animal Hospital is proud to provide animal dental care to pet and animal owners in Cedar City, Hamilton Fort, Summit, Parowan, Newcastle, Kanarraville, and the surrounding areas including Eastern Nevada.
Image