Dog dental care is one of the not always fun, but very important parts of having a pet. Unfortunately sometimes brushing isn’t enough to prevent the need for more in-depth dental care. Many pet owners don’t understand the full scope or cost of pet dental care so you may be susceptible to some sticker shock. Luckily, we’ve rounded up some of the most affordable teeth cleaning options in Salt Lake City, Utah to get your dog’s teeth cleaned and taken care of.
Nearly any veterinary clinic offers standard pet dental care so, if possible, go to your regular vet – they know your dog, their medical history ,and temperament well. Your regular vet will already have a thorough understanding of your dog and its needs as a whole (and it will save you money on potential exam fees and bloodwork if you’ve had it done recently).
Most clinics only offer sedated dog dental care, meaning your dog will be put under anesthesia for the procedure. While slightly nerve-wracking and costly, undergoing anesthesia helps reduce stress on your pet and helps staff get things done safely, efficiently, and thoroughly. If your pet has only minor dental needs and you want to keep costs down, we’ve found a couple of options for non-sedated dental care. Consult with your veterinary to see if your dog is a candidate for non-sedated care, depending on the severity of the dental issues and temperament of your dog. If your pup needs any tooth extractions, they’ll need to be put under. No one wants to be awake while a tooth gets pulled!
Taking care of your dog’s teeth isn’t just about solving issues with scaling and extractions, it is about preventative care so you don’t end up with an even bigger bill down the road. And, most dogs (and owners) would benefit from less-stinky breath.
Remember, when it comes to your pup’s mouth, preventative care and what you do at home is just as important as what the vet can do. Treats and toys made for cleaning your dog’s teeth are a great tool. Chewing is an easy way your dog can keep their mouth clean and fresh. You can always go the traditional tooth brush route too- explore options here!
Low Cost Pet Dental Care in Salt Lake City
Let’s jump into our list of low cost dog dental care options in Salt Lake City. Note that many veterinary offices require an exam before a dental appointment, those prices are noted where necessary.
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