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“Thank you so much for taking care of Bonnie through her surgery. I appreciate it and it makes it much easier for me when I know she is in good hands.”

Christy Porterfield and Bonnie

“You most certainly have the gifts of love and compassion. Thank you again for being so diligent in finding the problem with our sweet Miss Piggy.”

Heather, Tony and Piggy Smith.

“I want to thank you for all the TLC you showed my cockatiel, Deros, and me over the years...”

Linda Huebner

“...the people in our lives for whom we are most grateful. You folks are among those people. We do not know what we would have done without you this year.”

Steve and Dianne Durbin

“I will not take my animals anywhere else!!! The staff and doctors were absolutely FABULOUS, kind, courteous, caring and understanding.

Dennis A.

“What more could you ask for? Warm, caring staff, competent doctors that take their time with their clients and are genuinely caring. A clean, bright environment.”

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“You can tell the staff at Carriage Hills Animal Hospital truly cares about the well-being of animals. They are courteous, caring, and go out of their way to make sure your animals are healthy and happy.”

Troy (K) W.

“Thanks to the dedication of the vet himself and his staff, my dog overcame a bout of pancreatitis which could have been fatal if the doctor had not met me after hours.”

Courtney T.

“I am so proud to say that I use this group of Vets and tech...“Dr Van” explained everything to me and it was a much more reassuring process than it could have been. My hats off to all the staff!!

Shannon P.

“Our dog was injured one evening just before business hours ended. I called expecting to ask about an emergency vet but they told me to bring my dog in even though they were closed. They took great care of her!

Melissa S.

“The vets and all the staff are friendly and want to make sure the owner feels comfortable with any procedures or meds given to the pet. They are great!

Sharion V.

“Thank you so much for taking wonderful care of me after removal of my oral cancer. My Mommy and Daddy are so grateful to everyone there at Carriage Hills.”

Bella Pate

Gentle Pet Dental Care with Oral Exams, Digital X-rays, Dog & Cat Teeth Cleaning

Pet Dental Care

A healthy, happy pet is free of conditions and diseases that cause pain and shorten life. Carriage Hills Animal Hospital offers a personalized wellness program for every pet that includes regular dental exams, to prevent disease and maintain healthy teeth and gums.


Pet Dental Care Prevents Disease

Dental disease is one of the most common problems seen in our animal companions. Periodontal disease can lead to bad breath, certainly, but also causes dental infections and damage to major organs such as the heart and kidneys.

Our pets eat a processed diet, often enjoying people food and treats that jeopardize the health of their teeth and gums. Regular dental exams provide an early warning system for developing issues and an opportunity to address them before they impact your pet’s overall health.

Advanced dental care is available at our hospital, including extractions, root canals, and other minor endodontic procedures. As with any potentially painful procedure, local anesthetics and post-operative pain medications are used as needed.


Dog & Cat Teeth Cleaning

Regular professional cleaning is important to caring for your pet’s teeth. Teeth cleaning and a thorough exam often including dental radiology are performed under anesthesia for the safety and comfort of your pet.

We use a safe ultrasonic cleaner to clean each tooth thoroughly, above and below the gum line. Our veterinary technicians polish the teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity.

Digital dental X-rays provide detailed images of your pet’s mouth. These high-resolution images allow us to better assess the health and integrity of each tooth.


Dental Care for East Montgomery Pets

For East Montgomery pets, our Vaughn Road Veterinary Clinic offers extraordinary pet wellness and dental care with a selection of services to meet your essential needs.


Home Dental Care for Pets

We help you develop a home dental care regimen for your pet, to maintain those fresh clean teeth after your visit. Products specifically designed for pet dental care can be purchased at a reasonable price.

Brushing your pet’s teeth takes a bit of patience at first, but most pets learn to cooperate very quickly, and even enjoy the process. For reference, you may wish to print out this AAHA teeth brushing guide.

In addition, your family may enjoy the WebMD Pet Health website, which offers a video demonstration in How to Brush Your Dog’s Teeth and the comprehensive article Ten Steps to Cat Dental Health.


AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs & Cats

The American Animal Hospital Association Dental Care Guidelines recommend regular oral exams and dental cleanings, under general anesthesia, for all adult dogs and cats, including the following:

  • Pre-anesthetic exam—May include blood tests, urine test, ECG, and X-rays
  • Anesthesia monitoring—Careful watch over vital signs for safety
  • Dental radiographs—For accurate evaluation
  • Scaling and polishing—To remove plaque and calculus
  • Fluoride and sealants—Can strengthen teeth and slow development of plaque

AAHA recommends these procedures at least annually, starting at one year of age. Contact us to schedule your pet’s appointment today.