It is understandable that as a pet owner, you would compare your own personal experience at the human dentist, to the type of experience you think your pet will get at our (or any) veterinary hospital that offers veterinary dentistry.
|Words are not needed to know how he is feeling right now!|
Whilst I don't want to insult my own lovely dentist who does do a very thorough job, I have heard many pet owners complain about the "pay alot for only 5 minutes in the chair".
All pet owners are pleasantly surprised once we talk them through what is actually involved in all dental procedures at Russell Vale Animal Clinic. We know what we offer is thorough, appropriate and affordable.
As a vet, I always educate my owners from their first visit on what is "normal" - whether it is skin, movement, ears, teeth. I view pet owners as an extension of me. Unless you, the pet owner, know what normal should be, then you are not going to appreciate the severity of any abnormality in your pet.
Unless you, the pet owner, know that dental disease is actually the stuff under the gum - the part we can't see, then you will treat the brown stuff on the tooth as a bit of an eyesore, but not a problem. Or worse, you will see white teeth, and think that the teeth are normal. Sadly, many pristine looking teeth may harbour dental abscesses.
|NB the machine is in "Demo" mode|
|Dental radiographs are essential, but only a few|
veterinary hospitals actually have them.
Do your homework, and choose a vet hospital that
performs veterinary dentistry WITH dental
There is a lot more that is involved, but I wanted to share an overview. Our "dentals" are appropriate in that they include dental radiographs, pain relief and antibiotic injections too. We do not skimp on any essentials, nor do we cut corners.
We have packaged our dental services to be affordable for loving pet owners, as we hate that money comes in the way of doing what needs to be done.
A "pet” dental is simply not the same as an “human” dental.
As for the "human" five minutes in the chair? Your pet's dental procedure (including check up etc) can range from 30 minutes to up to 4-5 hours (in those really really bad mouths). I know I would prefer my pet to have a 30 minute procedure each year to a 4-5 hour one once in its lifetime!
To find out more you can visit our website.