Without a proper dental plan, minor oral issues can progress into advanced and hard-to-treat illnesses. Our goal is to make it easy for pets to avoid gingivitis, dental disease, and tooth loss by providing complete and all-encompassing dental care services to your pets.
Why Your Pet Needs a Dental Exam
Not sure if your pet needs a dental checkup? Look for these signs, which indicate not just poor oral hygiene, but also poor health:
- Bad breath
- Red and swollen gums
- Excessive drooling
- Dropping food while eating
- Yellow or brown buildup on the teeth
- Pawing at mouth
- Change in behavior, such as sleeping more often
- Reluctance to play with chew toys
- Decreased appetite, weight loss
Dental care is so important to overall pet health
Our Pet Teeth Cleaning Services
Pets must be placed under anesthesia for their dental cleaning, which involves:
- Scaling the teeth (above and below the gum line) to remove accumulated plaque and tartar.
- A complete dental exam of all the teeth, complete with dental radiographs from our digital dental unit (DDU) to examine tooth roots, presence of abscesses, bone loss, and other issues under the gum line.
- Polishing the teeth to smooth rough enamel surfaces.
- Applying tooth sealants after we clean and polish your pet’s teeth.
At-Home Dental Care
The first rule of at-home pet dental care is to start your pet on a routine as early as possible. Puppies and kittens can adjust to daily dental treatments quickly, making it easier for them and for you!
Brushing your pet’s teeth is the best treatment to implement because it prevents plaque and bacteria buildup and reduces the potential for dental disease. If brushing proves difficult, there are other options available, from oral wipes and dental chews to rinses and tartar control diets. Ask us for recommendations!
Kudos to Copeland Veterinary Hospital
These people are wonderful!! I rushed my boy in as fast as I could because he was having an emergency and even though they had closed the front desk, they let me in to make sure he would be okay! Absolutely my new veterinarians from now on!
-- E. Moses
I have been using Copeland for my pet services for several years and while I always receive such amazing service and the staff is always so helpful just have to brag on them a little more. My dog began to be violently sick on a Saturday. I called the emergency number and was immediately connected to a doctor. Even it being so late on a Saturday evening, Dr. Josh came to the office and prescribed medication. He was friendly, great bedside manner and put me to ease right away. I could go on and on about the great staff of Copeland Veterinary. Not only do they treat your pet like their own, they take both their safety and the safety of their clients very seriously during this pandemic. In my life, I have seen many vets, many people who work in the animal business but everyone at Copeland is the very best and I couldn't imagine going anywhere else.
-- B. Lynch
Staff and doctors are amazing. My little puppy broke her leg and they were so fast to get her in and taken care of. Dr Baker is an amazing surgeon and him and the whole staff are so caring. He kept us informed the entire time our baby was with them and he personally called to check on her several times after she came home just to make sure was doing ok. I would highly recommend them!!
-- C. Roark
We couldn't be more pleased with the wonderful advice and care that we have received from Copeland's staff. If you want to work with people who truly care about your pet's well-being, Copeland's is the way to go.
-- The Pagillo's
Have been to this vet twice with the same dog and two different emergency situations and the second time was on Christmas Day and they were great both times with my fur baby! Sent text message updates with pictures and daily phone calls to let us know how she was doing!