Cats and dogs won’t sit still for a dental cleaning. Anesthesia is the only way a vet can remove disease-causing bacteria from your pet’s teeth and gums.

Recently, we’ve seen non-anesthetic dental procedures promoted for pets. Don’t believe the hype. These providers are preying on your fears about anesthesia. They falsely promise that non-anesthetic dental cleanings are easy, safe and effective. They’re not.

We know your cat and dog won’t sit still during a dental cleaning. So, the truth is, a non-anesthetic procedure won’t be much of a cleaning at all! The disease-causing bacteria in your pet’s mouth and gums will remain there.

No matter what you hear, anesthesia during a dental procedure is the gold standard.

Firehouse ensures your pet’s safety:

-We do blood tests before to confirm your pet can tolerate anesthesia.

-We use the safest, most researched anesthetics on the market. In fact, the medicines we use are also safe for humans. As a much-loved family member, your pet deserves no less.

-There are always 2 people monitoring your pet throughout the dental cleaning. We pay close attention to your pet’s heart rate, respiratory rate, blood pressure, oxygen saturation, body temperature, and electrocardiogram readings.

We’re here for you if you have questions or concerns about your pet’s teeth. Set up your pre-dental visit today.

As Dr John Faught at Firehouse Westlake notes: “safely performed, anesthesia poses fewer risks than allowing health problems to worsen.”

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