Why Dental Hygiene is Important For Pets

Dental Hygiene Is Important for Pets

It is important that your pet get routine dental exams once a year to check for dental problems and look at your pet's oral hygiene. At Firestone Animal Hospital in Downey, we provide pet dental services to take care of your pet's teeth and gums so that they can have good oral health.

Your Pet Can't Tell You What's Wrong

One of the more important reasons to get your pet an annual dental exam is because your pet can't tell you what is wrong. Cavities and swollen gums are difficult symptoms for owners to notice. Routine dental exams will look for areas of swelling, abscessed teeth, and signs of tooth decay to keep your pet's teeth healthy.

Dental Work and Your Pet

Your veterinarian will sedate your pet in order to check your pet's mouth carefully. If any dental work is needed, it will be done under sedation to keep your pet safe during the process. Your veterinarian can take care of cavities, give your pet's teeth a good cleaning, and take care of emergency dental needs.

What to Expect after Pet Dental Work

After a dental exam visit, your pet may be a bit groggy for a few hours. Once the sedative wears off, your pet should be back to normal. You can expect that your pet will eat normally and feel fine within an hour or two. If your pet's dental work is extensive, you may need to provide soft food for your pet to eat for a day or two while they recuperate.

Get a Pet Dental Exam Now

To set your pet up with a pet dental appointment in Downey, contact our veterinarian at Firestone Animal Hospital at 562-928-1341. We are ready to give your pet the dental care they need in Downey, and help your pet live a healthy life.

Office Hours

7539 Firestone Blvd, Downey, CA 90241, United States

Firestone Office Hours

Monday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tuesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Wednesday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Thursday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am - 7:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday

Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

Firestone Office Hours

Monday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Emergency Services & Urgent care available by appointment after-hours and Sundays

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