Anesthesia-Free Dentistry for Pets Has Potential Risks

Updated: Dec 18, 2018

Dental care is important for your pet to ensure good oral health. Good oral health goes hand in hand with good overall health for your pet.

Key takeaways:

Just as human beings brush their teeth, dogs and cats require regular teeth cleaning.

Keeping the pet awake during the teeth-cleaning procedure has potential for risks such as severe injuries to the gums and tongue caused by dental equipment.

For the animal, the procedure is scary and may lead to high stress levels making them anxious and restless.

The American Veterinary Medical Association recently stated dental cleanings for pets should be done under anesthesia, but some veterinarians said, for certain pets who can’t handle anesthesia, cleaning without it might be the only option.

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