- OUR MISSION -
"Extending The Lives of Pets, One Mouth at a Time"
- ABOUT US -
Established in 2013, Green Dog Dental & Wellness was born to provide a safe and affordable alternative to traditional veterinary medicine. By promoting an active approach in disease prevention from an early age, Green Dog is allowing patients to live longer, happier, and healthier lives. How do we do this? By focusing on keeping all body systems healthy, structured around consistent, preventative oral health and hygiene. Before Green Dog, there was only one costly veterinary option to combat dental disease; dental cleanings under anesthesia. To address this, Green Dog keeps a simple promise - to take a human approach to pet dental health and wellness.
- SERVICES -
WELLNESS EXAMSOur preventative wellness exams cover your best friend from tooth to tail. This helps us gauge the overall health of your pet and allows us to watch for subtle changes that could indicate the presence of disease or illness. Our wellness exams are part of our full medical services provided to keep your pet by your side for many years to come.
DENTAL CLEANINGSDental cleanings under anesthesia are the gold standard of veterinary dentistry. However, there are instances in which anesthesia can be avoided. Green Dog Dentals are performed while your pet is awake. Therefore, we strive to create a fear-free, stress-free environment for all our patients. Our focus is to make sure your fur baby feels comfortable and safe.
VACCINATIONSVaccinations are an important part of a preventative health care plan. Vaccinations save the lives of many pets by protecting them from disease. At Green Dog Dental & Wellness, we follow AAHA – AAHA guidelines for core vaccinations. However, we treat each and every pet according to their lifestyle and recommend only the vaccines needed to help your pet remain healthy and safe.
MICROCHIPPINGMicrochipping is a simple procedure that gives your pet the best chance of returning home should they ever become lost and is another service we offer that protects your pet throughout his/her life. Thousands of pets are returned to their families each year through microchip identification.
Diagnostic Imaging / Laboratory ServicesWe offer a wide variety of options necessary to diagnose and ultimately help us treat most illnesses your pet may encounter. Dental x-ray, X-ray, Ultrasound
AcupuntureAt Green Dog we offer acupuncture as an option for those pet parents who prefer a more holistic approach when treating their pets. Acupuncture may be defined as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to produce a healing response. Each acupuncture point has specific actions when stimulated. This technique has been used in veterinary practice in China for thousands of years.
- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION -
- In order to give you an accurate estimate you must bring your pet in for veterinary dental exam. The exam includes detailed dental charting, and sometimes pictures and videos. After thee exam is complete you’ll receive a private one-on-one consult with our veterinarian. They’ll be able to give you a full assessment of what your pet needs and what type of procedure they recommend.
- Pricing is dependent on several different factors:
- Every pet is different and recommendations widely vary from pet to pet, we cannot give estimates before conducting a thorough dental exam.
- Sedation: Is the use of IV chemical restraint WITHOUT ANESTHESIA. This sedation is typically in the form of a tranquilizer, a analgesic (opiate), and a muscle relaxant (benzodiazepine). That combination of medication is a safer alternative to anesthesia, and is reversible. This means that the patient wakes up smoothly, and is typically 100% recovered within 24 hours.
- Anesthesia: is when patients are under general gas anesthesia, and are monitored using anesthetic monitor equipment during the procedure. There is a higher risk of life threatening complication in these cases. Recovery time is generally longer than with sedation.
- At Green Dog Dental we create a calm stress free, fear free environment so pets feel as though they are visiting a friend, rather than a veterinary office. There is no nose-to-nose contact with any of our pet patients. We also have several calming essential oils diffusing throughout the clinic so pets can not smell other animals when they arrive.
- Prior to starting the procedure our technicians spend some time on the floor with the animals establishing trust, socializing, touching them, rubbing their bellies and touching their face.
- Our dental technicians are experienced, understand animal behavior and have exceptional animal handling skills for this procedure. Our technicians sit on the floor at eye level with the pets to make them feel more comfortable and before beginning the procedure they spend time talking to their patients to make sure they are trusting and feel safe.
- In the rare occasion we have a patient who’s very anxious, we will utilize our swaddle method, comfortably swaddling the pet as we do with human infants.
- If all above techniques do not work and your pet is still stressed or nervous, we will not proceed with the dental cleaning. Our veterinarian can offer a light sedative to take the edge off for those more anxious or aggressive pets.
Dental cleanings under anesthesia are the gold standard of veterinary dentistry. However, there are instances in which anesthesia can be avoided. Green Dog Dentals are performed while your pet is awake. Therefore, we strive to create a fear-free, stress-free environment for all our patients. We believe that the experience for each pet begins at the door, that is why our focus is to make sure your pet feels comfortable and safe. There is a lot of touching, cuddling and socializing prior to beginning the procedure.
The Green Dog Dental is composed of a four step process:
- First: Comprehensive Veterinary Dental Exam
- Second: Dental Scaling & Polishing
- Third: Private Veterinary Consultation
- Fourth: Dental & Healthcare Plan
- Bad breath, one of the first signs of dental disease.
- Decreased interest in food
- Red, swollen or recessed gums
- Difficulty eating (especially hard kibble)
- Any pain associated with the mouth
- Drooling (sometimes with blood)
- Loose or missing teeth
- Excessive plaque and tartar buildup
- Pawing at the mouth
- White discharge (pus)