Grooming and Dental Cleanings

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Brushing, Baths and Grooming

All animals need some sort of grooming care.  Short haired dogs and cats may need no more than a nail trim once a month and an occasional bath.  Long haired dogs and cats may need a monthly trip to the groomer.  There are many different styles of combs and brushes and many different shampoos available.  It is best to not use human shampoos on your pet because their skin pH is different than ours and it can cause irritation and drying.  Although we do not do grooming at our facility, we can trim nails and wash pets that have short hair.  Please call SouthPaw Animal Clinic if you have any questions concerning the grooming or bathing needs for your pet.

Dental Cleanings

All dogs and cats need dental care just as humans do.  And just like humans, teeth that are never brushed get pretty dirty.  At SouthPaw Animal Clinic, we have many solutions for the daily care of your pet’s teeth.  This includes pet toothpaste, dental chews, and dental diets.

*WARNING: Never use human toothpaste on your dogs or cats. Our toothpaste is toxic to pets!

Dental cleanings are often needed yearly, however some animals need them more often and other can go a little longer between cleanings. We offer dental cleanings that are performed under a short acting sedative. This way, your pet receives a thorough cleaning but is not under anesthesia any longer than is necessary.

During the dental cleaning, your pet’s mouth is thoroughly examined to look for signs of oral disease, the teeth are scaled to get them cleaned, the teeth are polished, a fluoride treatment and then a dental sealant is applied, and your pet’s nails are trimmed.  If your pet’s breath is stinky, they could benefit from a dental cleaning.  Please call SouthPaw Animal Clinic to schedule your dental cleaning today!

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