Dental disease is a common problem with our furry friends. Regular dental check-ups with your veterinarian are essential to keep your pets teeth and gums healthy. Good dental care can increase your pet's health, vitality, and well-being and help ensure your special companion leads the best life possible.
Dogs and cats can build up plaque and tartar on their teeth just as people can. Plaque builds up and mineralizes into tartar on teeth that can cause gingivitis and peridontal disease. This can lead to bad breath, loss of teeth and even more serious health conditions such as heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease and sinus infections.
Additional signs of dental disease include:
Red and swollen gums
Loose or missing teeth
Brown discoloration and plaque on teeth
Decreased appetite or difficulty eating
Please call Granite Peak Veterinary Hospital at 406-655-1122 if your pet is experiencing any of the above symptoms or if you want your pet to have a dental exam to determine if any dental procedures are needed. We believe good dental care begins with a comprehensive oral exam to determine if a thorough cleaning with an ultrasonic scaler and polisher is needed.
At our veterinary hospital, the dental care we provide includes:
Oral health assessments
Teeth cleanings with ultrasonic scalers and polishing
Diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease
The doctors at Granite Peak are trained, skilled and experienced veterinary surgeons. They understand that the decision to allow your pet to undergo surgery is never an easy one.
We strive to make this experience for you and your pet as stress free and safe as possible. Important pre-surgical exam and pre-op bloodwork (required for patients over 6 years of age) are performed. Every patient is monitored by a veterinary technician, a blood pressure doppler, and a pulse oximeter.
Post-op pain medication is provided to keep our patients as comfortable as possible. Pain medication and information sheets on proper postoperative care will also be sent home with your pet to ensure a comfortable and speedy recovery.
Soft Tissue Surgery
Granite Peak Veterinary Hospital offers a wide range of soft tissue surgeries that include, but are not limited to:
Spays & neuters for dogs, cats
Intestinal foreign body removal
Ear hematoma repair and many more.
Luxating patella surgery
Oral Examinations for Your Dog or Cat
Good dental care begins with a thorough oral exam to determine if a cleaning or more advanced dental procedure is needed.
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About Our Care
Drawing on 40 years of combined experience, Granite Peak Veterinary Hospital is your best choice for affordable, quality pet care.
Our local, family owned and operated clinic cares for all breeds of cats and dogs.