Anesthesia Free Teeth Cleaning has drawn criticism over the years. PAWS Salon has offer this service for over ten years, with zero issues. Dogs and Cats that would otherwise risk complications going under anesthesia, such as age, illness, and chronic conditions, can and have benefited in improved health from having the teeth cleaned and rid of bacteria and tarter buildup that is a natural development.
In recent months, it has become s requirement for any Anesthesia Free Teeth Cleaner MUST have a Vet present during the procedure. Although PAWS Salon has worked with the same cleaners when a vet was and wasn’t required, I do understand the concern and the possibility that cleaners may not be properly trained, or may not see issues a Veterinarian would see as a result of their education.
Having worked in the Grooming industry for over 15 years, I would say that cleaning pets teeth is often missed and a common suggestion offered here and PAWS Salon, as well as around many other grooming facilities.
An excerpt from Wendy C. Fries:
It’s true that dogs went thousands of years without toothbrushes, oral cleanings, and dental X-rays, but so did people. And our mouths, just like those of our four-legged friends, suffered for it — with gum disease, tooth loss, chronic pain, and more. Also, in those days, people and animals did not live as long as we do today.
Now most of us see the benefit of daily brushing, twice yearly cleanings, and regular dental X-rays for ourselves. And though dogs don’t eat the wide range of cavity-causing foods we enjoy, they need regular dental care for many of the same reasons we do:
- To prevent the build-up of plaque, tartar, and calculus
- To check for and prevent gingivitis and gum disease
- To look for trauma, such as broken or fractured teeth
- To inspect for developmental or orthodontic problems
Protecting Your Dog From Pain Continue reading below…As a matter of fact, your dog can have a mouthful of abscessed teeth and still eat just fine, Woodward says.
- “That’s the main reason why people should care about dental problems in pets: It hurts them,” he says
- “Pets don’t show pain from dental disease,” says Tony M. Woodward, a veterinary dentist in Colorado. “When they’re in pain I wish dogs would paw at their faces or stop eating, but they don’t.”
- By the time they are 3 years old, most dogs already show signs of gum disease (also called periodontal disease). As a result, dogs may be at risk for some of the same problems that chronic infection can cause in people, including heart, liver, and kidney problems.