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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 fur baby feels comfortable and safe, so 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
We begin with a comprehensive veterinary dental exam to determine if your pet is a good candidate for the non-anesthetic dental cleaning. Pets are taken to the treatment area and given a veterinary exam, they are then gently placed on their side while we perform a complete oral exam with full dental charting. If it is determined that your pet is not a candidate for a Green Dog Dental, our on-site veterinarian will discuss those findings and options with you.
- Second: Dental Scaling & Polishing
Under veterinary supervision, your pet will receive a thorough dental scaling of the buccal and lingual surfaces, going beneath the gumlines, using a combination of ultrasonic (water tipped) and hand scaling techniques. Lastly, each procedure finishes with a dental polish, which helps slow plaque accumulation and tartar buildup.
- Third: Private Veterinary Consultation
Each client receives a private consultation with our veterinarian at the end of the exam/cleaning to discuss all of the findings and recommendations as well as address any additional health concerns.
- Fourth: Dental & Healthcare Plan
Each patient has is given an individual assessment regarding their overall health as well as when they return for their next dental cleaning, and information regarding at home care.
Dental x-rays (radiographs) help our veterinarians evaluate the health of your pet's teeth by identifying the following problems beneath the gumline not seen by the naked eye: Tooth fractures. Retained deciduous teeth (baby teeth that failed to erupt at the proper time) Tooth root abscesses or infections.
Dental x-rays allow doctors to see what’s hidden from the human eye potentially saving your pet’s teeth or preventing further spread of infection.
Dental work should never be done without taking dental x-rays first. You wouldn’t give your dentist the thumbs up to do a filling or tooth extraction without taking and dental x-ray first. So why do that with your pet?
Take a look at the picture below as a good reminder that even though your pet’s teeth may look healthy from the outside, they may actually be infected and causing pain.
While every patient is different and necessary diagnostics may vary based on your pet’s health, you can typically expect to receive the following during an advanced dental procedure appointment:
- IV catheter fluids, sedation, pain medication or anesthesia
- Dental x-rays
- Dental cleaning
- Dental extractions if recommended by vet and approved by owner
We are the leading provider in dental surgery in Los Angeles for a multitude of reasons. Many of our clients come to us because of our very conservative approach to anesthesia. We mirror our protocols to those of pediatric dentistry.
Not all patients need to be put under gas anesthesia for dental surgery or extractions. We are able to do a wide variety of dental procedures using sedatives
and local nerve-blocks.
Have questions or need an estimate? Schedule a veterinary dental exam appointment to have our veterinarian go over findings as well as specific recommendations for your pet. We will not be able to give you pricing without having done a veterinary dental exam first.
Our 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.
Blood Work & Lab Services
We offer a wide variety of options necessary to diagnose and ultimately help us treat most illnesses your pet may encounter.
- Dental x-ray
Core Vaccines needed for Dogs:
- Rabies virus
- Canine distemper virus
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine adenovirus-2
Core Vaccines needed for Cats:
- Rabies virus
- Feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV1),
- Feline calicivirus (FCV),
- Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV),
- Feline leukemia virus (FeLV – for kittens)
VACCINE BLOOD TITERS (For owners who hope to avoid vaccinations)
At Green Dog Dental & Wellness we understand some pet owners have a reluctance to vaccinate their pets. To address the concerns of pet owners, a procedure called the titer test can be used to help determine the need for vaccination.
A titer test is a blood test that measures the level of immune system proteins called antibodies. When your pet gets a vaccination, their immune system responds by producing antibodies which can then be used by the body to fight off future infections. The titer test determines how many antibodies are still in your pet’s blood after one or more years from the time of vaccination.
Seasonal & Food Allergies
Even in the youngest of pets, diagnostic blood work is beneficial. Results can be used as future baselines in order to monitor health and can often reveal treatable conditions early in a pet’s life by spotting trends that develop.
If you are looking for international travel certificates, please visit the USDA travel website for information, rules and restrictions for international travel. We do not provide international travel certificates.
We have multiple preventatives that we can provide to protect your pet from intestinal parasites and our veterinarians will prescribe the medication that best fits your pet’s lifestyle.
Anal Gland Expressions
It can be completed a la cart or as part of our NEAT special that covers nails, ears, anal glands, and a teeth cleaning.
At Green Dog Dental we offer the MicroFindr microchip. It is a tiny implant that offers protection and peace of mind to pet parents. The microchip we provide offers no hidden annual fees to maintain your pet in the PetLink online database, once you purchase it , it's active for the life of your pet.
Dogs are considered natural hosts for heartworms that are able to grow, mature, and produce offspring that will do the same. An infected dog can have hundreds of worms living inside them.
Cats are not natural hosts for heartworms, but they can still contract the disease. Most worms will not grow into adults, but younger worms can cause a secondary life-threatening disease called heartworm associated respiratory disease (HARD).
We offer a simple and quick blood test with results available within minutes. We highly recommend getting your pet tested and put on a heart worm preventative.
Flea & Tick Preventatives
At least 95% of the flea population exists as eggs, larvae, and pupae that hide in carpets and yards while adult fleas make up only 1-5% of the flea population. Using flea control products with insect growth regulators doesn't only stop the problem, but it also helps to prevent an infestation from occurring.
Flea and tick preventatives can help your pet avoid:
- Flea allergies
- Hot spots
- Biting adult fleas
- Skin infections
- Lyme disease
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Fleas and ticks in your home
Flea and tick prevention keeps your pet healthy. Your pet won't pick up tapeworms or have flea bites that cause itching misery and flea allergy dermatitis. In addition, you can help prevent diseases that fleas and ticks carry such as Lyme Disease, ehrlichia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tick paralysis.
Unsure which flea and tick treatment is best for your pet? Come in for a veterinary exam and speak to our veterinarian to see what we recommend for your fur baby