Pet Dental


Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common conditions afflicting our pets today. The problem begins when plaque and tartar are allowed to build up on your pet’s teeth. Plaque harbors the bacteria which can infect gum tissue and the roots of teeth, resulting in disease and tooth loss. Besides the negative impact on oral health, bacteria can enter the blood stream through the large blood vessels located near the gums and teeth. At this stage, the organs with the highest blood flow are most susceptible to infections: lungs, heart, kidneys, liver and even the brain. Damage to these organs caused by infection can shorten the lives of pets.

Animal Samaritans is pleased to offer select dental services for your pet. A dental procedure at Animal Samaritans is two-step. First, a preliminary examination is given where blood work is taken and a treatment plan is developed. Second, an appointment is scheduled at which time the treatment plan is performed under general anesthesia .The anesthesia allows the veterinarian a complete evaluation and therapeutic treatment of your pet’s teeth and gums. Just like at the human dentist’s office, these appointments may need to happen on two separate days.


Unlike pet vaccinations, dental appointments MUST be scheduled in advance.

If you are scheduling your pet for a spay or neuter procedure, we encourage mentioning your interest in having your pet’s dental care needs addressed at the same time.

Dental Care Brochure

Dental Pet Care FAQ’s

Please call our scheduler at 760.343.3477 ext 3.