4117 Rocky River Drive, Cleveland, OH 44135

(216) 252-4500(216) 252-4500

Open Monday – Saturday 7am–1am
Sunday 8am–1am

Dental Care

DELIVERING QUALITY PET DENTAL CARE SERVICES

To many pet owners’ surprise, proper oral hygiene is one of the most important key factors in helping to maintain your furry friends overall health. Keeping the mouth healthy keeps the body healthy and free from secondary infections and disease. For your convenience, you will find a long list of quality veterinary dental care services at our Cleveland, Ohio, animal hospital.

Such advanced dental services include:

  • Oral wellness examinations
  • Pet fluoride
  • Routine pet teeth cleanings
  • Veterinary tooth extractions (pulling teeth that cannot be saved)
  • Full head X-rays
  • Ultrasonic dental scaling as well as hand scaling (performed under anesthesia and monitored by a pulse oximeter and professionally trained veterinary technician)
  • And more…

Contact us today for more information on proper pet oral hygiene and to schedule your pet’s dental assessment appointment today.

HOW TO BRUSH YOUR PET’S TEETH AND WHY YOU SHOULD ACTUALLY DO IT!

Dental disease (animal periodontal disease, in particular) is the most common and prevalent disease in our canine companions, yet it is one of the most preventable. We can reduce or even prevent dental disease by:

  • Feeding a crunchy diet
  • Supplying veterinary dental treats, diets, and chew toys
  • Brushing your pet’s teeth daily

The following are steps to guide you on how to brush your dog’s teeth:

  • Pick a convenient time of day that will become a part of your pet’s daily routine.
  • Start slowly:
    • Day 1: Offer a taste of the toothpaste (you must use veterinary toothpaste, as human toothpaste can be harmful to your pet).
    • Day 2: Offer a taste of toothpaste, and then run your finger along the top gum line.
    • Day 3: Repeat, only with a toothbrush instead of your finger. Angle the toothbrush slightly upright so the bristles get under the gum line.
    • Continue this slow introduction to the bottom teeth.
    • Offer a lot of praise and even a treat after each quick session.
  • Eventually, brush all of your pet’s teeth quickly and efficiently (in less than 30 seconds). Work your way from the back to the front, making small circles along the gum line.
  • If your pet does not have the patience to allow you to brush the entire mouth, focus on the upper back teeth where periodontal disease is known to be the worst.
  • Don’t forget to give a lot of praise! This can help make brushing your pet’s teeth exciting and fun for your furry friend, as well as a lot easier for you.

Thank you for your Cleveland Hot List votes. We were voted #1 again for the 5th year in a row! We are happy to continue to serve the community and appreciate your support.

“Anytime we call or come in, they are welcoming and very helpful! To us, this is important when choosing a doctor. So high five West Park; job well done!!!!”

“West Park is by far the best place for our pets! From the doctors to the techs to the staff. They all have always had the best interest, care and confidence in treating our four legged friends!”

“Our daughter takes her dog there and it's wonderful! The vet is great and their prices very competitive and it's always clean. The staff is friendly and always willing to help you with any questions that you have.”

“Over the last 10 years they have always delivered on their service! From late night calls, last minute visits when we had a sick pup, a quick question because our dog had eaten a whole box of fundraiser candy bars, or the annual visits, the staff at West Park has been fabulous!”

“I used to bring my dog here when we lived closer - I loved the people working there. They're all animal lovers and truly enjoy what they're doing. They keep it well maintained and clean, and their prices are outstanding compared to their competition.”

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