Dental Care and Deep Cleaning

Our team at Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital in West Hollywood, CA, places pet dental care at the top of the priority list. Taking care of your dog or cat's mouth is about a whole lot more than just their teeth. Unfortunately, not caring for our precious pet's teeth and gums can negatively impact your pet's health in many ways.

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Good Dental Hygiene Practice Starts at Home

While it is widely accepted that deep cleanings are vital to your pet's health, avoiding the need for them should be the ultimate goal. Ideally, pet owners get their pets accustomed to teeth brushing from a very young age. Develop a daily brushing routine early on and potentially avoid the need for deep cleanings, extractions, and oral surgery later in life.

Tips For Developing an at Home Pet Dental Routine

While each dog and cat will react differently to having their teeth brushed, the following tips will help get them used to brushing.

  • Choose a time when your dog or cat is most relaxed, and there are few distractions
  • Introduce the pet-specific toothpaste and let them get a taste for it without brushing
  • Try applying the toothpaste to the teeth with a soft cloth before moving on to a toothbrush
  • Choose a toothbrush with multiple heads to expedite the process and ensure coverage
  • Never use human toothpaste
  • Concentrate on the outer side of the teeth where tartar is most likely to occur

It may take several weeks for your pet to become cooperative during brushing. However, some animals will take to it immediately and enjoy the experience. Still, some will never wholly give in to the routine. Regardless, your pet's health will rely on you to give it your best effort. If, after a few weeks, you feel that you need help or extra brushing tips, call us to schedule an appointment with our veterinarian.

Signs That it May be Time for a Dental Checkup or Deep Clean

Between yearly wellness exams, you may notice the following:

  • Unpleasant breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Apparent signs of tartar buildup
  • Drooling or pain with chewing
  • Bleeding or swelling around the mouth

Pet Dental Care in West Hollywood, CA

If any of these symptoms occur, call us at (323) 469-3000 to speak with Dr. Girgis at Hollywood Cat and Dog Hospital. He will answer any questions you may have and provide additional tips to keeping your furry friend smiling for years to come.

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  • "Wow! Thanks to all the staff at Anderson Vet Clinic. I feel like you all truly love what you do! My kitty, Lola and I always have such a pleasant experience when we come in. Fortunately, it’s usually just for a check-up, but I would not leave Lola in anyone else’s hands but yours. Thank you for your caring commitment!"
    Maya Smith / Los Angeles, CA
  • "I have benefited tremendously from the care my pet received from Dr. Anderson."
    John Doe / San Diego, CA
  • "Fabio wasn’t eating the food I was giving him and I didn’t feel he was getting the nutrition he needed. Thanks to Dr. Anderson, he evaluated Fabio and his current diet to make some recommendations and now Fabio has gone from barely eating to finishing his meals and he looks healthier than ever. You clearly are an expert in your field...thanks so much!"
    Tara Brown / Kansas City, MO

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