If your pet lets you brush her or his teeth, that is wonderful. Unfortunately, most of our pets will not allow this on a consistent basis. Even with good dental care, many pets will need to have their teeth professionally cleaned and polished at some point in their lifetime. Our doctors and staff will advise you on how to best care for your pet's teeth.
If a dental cleaning procedure is performed at Short Pump Animal Hospital, a trained Licensed Veterinary Technician does the dental cleaning and polishing while a doctor diagnoses any problems and performs any treatments deemed necessary. General anesthesia is used for all our major procedures.