Pet Dental Care

Pet Dental Care In Santa Clara

Many pet owners go above and beyond to ensure their furry companions live long and healthy lives. They do everything from making sure their pets have proper nutrition and exercise regimens, keeping up with vaccinations, and making sure they schedule their appointments with a veterinarian. However, how often have you specifically considered the health of your pet's teeth? At Silicon Valley Pet, we understand the importance of pet dental care, and we want our clients in the Santa Clara area to know why.


Understanding the Importance of Pet Dental Care

Periodontal disease is a significant issue that affects dogs and cats. Early in your pets’ lives, around the age of three, they can begin to develop symptoms of gum disease. Periodontal disease not only impacts oral health, but it also compromises overall well-being. Routine dental check-ups with a veterinarian at Silicon Valley Pet and good oral hygiene habits at home, you can give your pet a better quality of life and even increase lifespan.

Signs Your Pet Needs Dental Care

While you shouldn't expect your dog's breath to be minty fresh, a pungent odor can be abnormal. Bad breath can be an indication of dental disease. Here are some other things you can be on the lookout for:

  • Gums are either deep reddish color or swollen
  • A yellow or brown lining near the gums, which is a buildup of plaque
  • Loss of appetite
  • Missing teeth

How Can I Best Protect My Pet's Dental Health? 

You can brush your pet's teeth on a routine basis. Consider giving your cat or dog treats that will manage plaque. A regular cleaning and oral exam should be scheduled with a veterinarian as well. During a cleaning, anesthesia is used because pets won't sit still for this process. Tartar and plaque are removed with an ultrasonic scaler and then teeth are polished with fluoride. After polishing, a sealant may be used to help minimize future plaque buildup. If it's determined your pet needs further work like tooth extractions, this is also something that could be accomplished with your pet under anesthesia. 

Contact Silicon Valley Pet For Your Pet's Oral Health Care

Taking care of your pets’ teeth is one way to give them the care they need.  Silicon Valley Pet is the veterinarian in Santa Clara that knows the importance of dental care. Staying proactive with your pets’ dental care will aid them in having the optimal lifestyle they deserve. Contact us today if you need to schedule an appointment for your pet dental care needs.


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What our patient say

  • "My dog Buster was in pain and wasn’t acting like himself. I scheduled an appointment with Dr. Gill ASAP. He did a remarkable job during the initial exam to diagnose the problem and recommend additional treatments/services to relieve the pain Buster was in. After doing X-rays and blood work it was determined my little guy was suffering from intervertebral disc disease."
  • "This place was awesome. They took such good care of my giant Rottweiler during an emergency. They even called the next day to check up on her. The price was reasonable too. Went back again and the treatment was great yet again. Love that they stay open late and open everyday. So convenient. Thanks guys for treating my girl as is she was family!"
  • "I’m planning to travel with my baby cat. In order to do that she has to do a Rabies Neutralization Antibody Testing from certified lab. I was lucky to reach out Dr. Gill. He explained to me throughly and helped me to get it done. I would recommend Dr. Gill to everyone who needs professional and friendly help on their loved pets."
  • "I’m very happy with the service and prices of the Silicon Valley Pet Clinic. I have gotten quotes from other vets around and SVPC offers the best value! I took my dog in to get some growths removed and get this teeth cleaned."
  • "My 16 yr old cat Pete had some green discharge coming from his eye. I recently brought a feral kitten in to care for that my cousin found. I figured that Pete probably got scratched in the eye from the little guy."
  • "I was very nervous to have her spayed, especially after going through an episode of Giardia. She has been dealing with poop that is not consistent and we are doing some probiotic treatment."