Canine Oral HealthOur veterinarians provide dental services including:

  • Routine cleaning and polishing (dental prophylaxis)
  • Digital dental x-rays
  • Surgical extractions to manage and treat severe oral disease conditions
  • Diet and nutritional counseling aimed at both preventing and treating pet dental problems

Kingston Animal Hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art oral surgical equipment and the latest technology to provide your pet with a safe dental procedure.

Pet Dental Care

Routine and preventive dental care is vital to your pet's long term health. Pets with poor oral hygiene can develop periodontal disease, which can often lead to heart, lung, and kidney disease.

Kingston Animal Hospital offers a full range of dental services for cats and dogs, including dental examinations, dental extractions, and oral surgery as well as home care instructions for keeping your pet's teeth clean and healthy.

Routine Pet Dental Examinations

Our veterinarians perform basic oral exams on all our patients during their comprehensive physical exam. Puppies and kittens will be examined to detect any problems related to the deciduous (baby) teeth, missing or extra teeth, swellings, and oral development. Senior pets will be evaluated for developmental anomalies, the accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors.

Dental Care Tips for Pets

  • Schedule a dental oral exam for your pet every year.
  • Schedule regular dental cleanings as recommended by your veterinarian.
  • Brush your pet's teeth daily, or give your pet a dental hygiene chew every other day.
  • Serve pet food and treats that control tarter and plaque and promote good dental health.

Veterinary Oral Home Care Product Recommendations

These pet dental care products are available in our onsite pharmacy:

  • Maxi/Guard Oral Cleansing Gel
  • CET Aquadent Drinking Water Additive
  • CET Hextra Premium Chews with Chlorhexidine for Dogs
  • CET Oral Hygiene Chews for Cats
  • Hill's Prescription Diet Dog and Cat Food t/d
  • Oravet Plaque Prevention Gel

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