We always wear clean gloves and towels. We also always clean and sterilize equipment
between cleanings. During the procedure, we chart the mouth, probe, scale, polish, apply a fluoride treatment.
Our technique is kind and gentle. Large dogs lay on the floor between our legs. Small dogs and cats are wrapped in a towel and held in the lap or a table. We then use one hand to control the mouth and expose the teeth, and the other to scale and polish. The cleanings take about 45 minutes, depending on the amount of calculus build-up and how your pet is feeling.
Obviously, some animals will not cooperate with the procedure, and we will stop the cleaning if an animal exhibits too much stress. We relax your pet using a natural calming product from flower essences. We think it’s all about attitude. We talk and praise them to reassure them. We always provide your pet with a safe, warm environment necessary to get the best health care possible for your loved one. If you prefer, we can come in the comfort of your own home. Your pet will feel even more relaxed if he stays in a well-known location. Moreover, you don’t have to worry about the stress of the car ride that some animals suffer from. We have to consider each dog’s case individually and
weigh all the factors: health, age, condition of the teeth, and temperament.
The key to the treatment is patience… most canines/felines that receive the treatment
eventually get used to it and simply sit back and relax as we would at the dentist. If possible, do not feed for 2-3 hours before cleaning and take your dog for a long, relaxing walk before starting.
Polishing the teeth after a thorough scaling is essential to the continued health of teeth and gums. Failing to polish well after scaling means more tartar will build-up in the end. We will polish the teeth using a fluoride-based pumice. Then we can assist you in getting started on a home maintenance program to ensure the overall health of your pet.