This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of VCA Animal Hospitals, Inc. All opinions are entirely my own.
Doggie Teeth Cleaning
When we first moved to Fort Worth, I was a little nervous about finding Daisy the perfect vet. She’s my little fur baby and it can be really intimidating finding new health care for yourself and your pup. Luckily, I found Dr. Erickson and VCA Advanced Care Animal Hospital right off the bat! Daisy went in for her yearly check up and she passed with flying colors. Well almost. Apparently her teeth were already a little, ahem, dirty. Dr. Erickson told us it was time for Daisy’s first doggie teeth cleaning.
Why You Should Clean your Dog’s Teeth
I didn’t know this, but apparently regular oral care (aka teeth and gum cleaning) is extremely important to dog health. It makes a lot of sense when you think about us humans. We all know that regularly brushing our teeth is necessary because poor oral health leads to a slew of other health issues. The same goes for our fluffy compadres! Daisy is only 3, but that’s the time that dogs begin developing those pesky, smelly dark areas on their teeth that can lead to other issues down the line. So it’s also the time that you should start asking your vet if your pup needs a teeth cleaning! I know it might seem a little silly, but think about it: we all want the best possible lives for our pets and yet we neglect a huge part of their health care routine – doggie teeth cleaning.
The Before Picture
Poor, sweet, lovely Daisy has some really gross teeth. Look at those dark spots, yuck! Not only do they look very unladylike, but they are also really, really bad for her health. We can’t have that now, can we?
The Process with VCA Advanced Care
I know that doggie teeth cleaning can seem intimidating. Your beloved pet will have to “go under” which can seem very scary for a pet owner like myself who has never experienced anything like this. Luckily, VCA Advanced Care’s entire process is designed to ensure the utmost safety for Daisy but reassured me at every step. Here’s a break down of the process:
- First, Daisy went in for her yearly check up. It was here that Dr. Erickson recommended we have Daisy’s teeth cleaned. Since the procedure includes anesthesia, Dr. Erickson had blood work done to confirm it was perfectly safe for her to “go under.” Daisy passed with flying colors, I was hugely reassured, and we scheduled our doggie teeth cleaning appointment.
- VCA called me the day before our appointment and reminded me of when to stop feeding Daisy and other procedure details and answered all of my other crazy dog mom questions.
- The day of, I took Daisy in early in the morning. We walked into our room that was complete with a personalized message.
- Then, Dr. Erickson went over the entire procedure with us and even told us that Amanda would be texting us the entire time Daisy was getting her teeth cleaned. I left for the day knowing Daisy was so safe and in great hands!
- Sweet Amanda and Dr. Erickson texted me a play-by-play the entire time Daisy was getting her teeth cleaned. See for yourself!
- Finally, it was time for me to pick up the patient. Look at this doggie teeth cleaning success! Daisy’s teeth are so clean now. Gone are all the nasty bits!
- We went over Daisy’s entire dental chart which they gave me to take home and were given some soft food Dr. Erickson recommended that would be gentle on Daisy’s stomach, too. They think of everything at VCA Advanced Care! Including some serious bling on Daisy’s little bandage. It’s the little things in life that make you smile and they specialize in the details at VCA Advanced Care.
- The following day, VCA gave me a call to make sure Daisy was doing well. She was back to her old self in …. 6 hours! But not in this picture. This one makes me laugh because we had just pulled onto our street and she knew we were home but was still a little out of it and was trying so hard to look for squirrels. Oh sweet Daisy.
What About You?
Have you ever gotten your dog’s teeth cleaned? I’ve spoken to a couple friends and was shocked to learn that a lot of people don’t know how important oral health care is to animals or they tell me they “don’t want to risk” having the procedure done. To anyone who is scared to have their first doggie teeth cleaning, just remember:
It’s far less scary to have a doggie teeth cleaning than the health issues that come along with poor oral pup health. Especially when working with the wonderful vets at VCA Animal Hospitals.
The best part of the entire deal? VCA Animal Hospitals are all over the country. You too can have the same incredible experience I did! To find your nearest VCA vet, click here.
I highly recommend getting your dog’s teeth cleaned at VCA Advanced Care Animal hospitals. Not only is the standard of care top notch (and it’s no secret I’m extremely picky when it comes to Daisy), but they think through all of the details and go above and beyond to make sure that we owners feel safe entrusting our pets’ care to the VCA vets. For every single, patient. Every single time.
Thank you Dr. Erickson and VCA Advanced Animal Care for being Daisy’s newest friend and incredible vet!