Dental Care from Our Westlake Village Vets

Dental Care FAQsAt Anza Animal Clinic, our Westlake Village vets are committed to providing your pet with the highest quality care in our office. Our full-service clinic is able to cater to all your pet’s health and wellness needs—even offering a wide range of dental care services to promote oral and dental health in pets. If your pet is overdue for professional teeth cleaning, we encourage you to schedule one with our experienced team!

Commonly Asked Questions About Pet Dental Health

Pet owners often have questions about their pet’s dental health, and our team is here to answer them.

Why Should Pets Have Professional Teeth Cleanings?

Some pet owners are initially hesitant to bring their pets in for professional dental exams and cleanings because they don’t understand the importance. However, your pet’s dental and oral health is extremely vital, and can even have an influence on his or her overall wellness. For example, even a small cavity in the tooth can spread and turn into a dangerous infection known as an abscess, if left untreated. With routine dental exams and cleanings, you can protect your pet from common (and painful) dental issues such as tooth decay, abscesses, gum disease, and permanent tooth loss.

How Can I Care for My Pet’s Teeth at Home?

In between professional teeth cleanings, pet owners should also protect and clean their pets’ teeth at home using a pet-friendly toothbrush and toothpaste (which you can find at your local pet store). While it may take some time and practice before your pet gets comfortable with the routine, regular brushing is key to preventing plaque accumulation on the teeth and below the gum line.

Is Anesthesia Safe for Use During Dental Cleanings?

We use anesthesia for pet teeth cleanings because it allows our veterinary team to do the most thorough job while also preventing unnecessary stress for your pet. We will perform all necessary pre-appointment blood work and testing to ensure that your pet’s anesthesia experience is as safe as possible, and your pet will be carefully monitored at all stages.

What Other Dental Care Services do You Offer?

In addition to routine pet dental cleanings, our team also offers dental exams and treatment for common dental problems, such as decay and gum disease.

Request an Appointment With Our Thousand Oaks Team Today!

When was the last time your pet had a professional dental cleaning with our Thousand Oaks team? If it’s been more than a year or two, why not get that appointment scheduled with Anza Animal Clinic today? You can reach our friendly and knowledgeable team by calling (805) 495-1059. Be sure to take advantage of our new client and referral specials, too!