THE GREEN DOG DENTAL
Dental cleanings under anesthesia are the gold standard of veterinary dentistry. However, there are instances in which anesthesia can be avoided. Green Dog Dentals are performed while your pet is awake. Therefore, we strive to create a fear-free, stress-free environment for all our patients. We believe that the experience for each pet begins at the door, that is why our focus is to make sure your fur baby feels comfortable and safe, so there is a lot of touching, cuddling and socializing prior to beginning the procedure.
The Green Dog Dental is composed of a four step process:
- First: Comprehensive Veterinary Dental Exam
We begin with a comprehensive veterinary dental exam to determine if your pet is a good candidate for the non-anesthetic dental cleaning. Pets are taken to the treatment area and given a veterinary exam, they are then gently placed on their side while we perform a complete oral exam with full dental charting. If it is determined that your pet is not a candidate for a Green Dog Dental, our on-site veterinarian will discuss those findings and options with you.
- Second: Dental Scaling & Polishing
Under veterinary supervision, your pet will receive a thorough dental scaling of the buccal and lingual surfaces, going beneath the gumlines, using a combination of ultrasonic (water tipped) and hand scaling techniques. Lastly, each procedure finishes with a dental polish, which helps slow plaque accumulation and tartar buildup.
- Third: Private Veterinary Consultation
Each client receives a private consultation with our veterinarian at the end of the exam/cleaning to discuss all of the findings and recommendations as well as address any additional health concerns.
- Fourth: Dental & Healthcare Plan
Each patient has is given an individual assessment regarding their overall health as well as when they return for their next dental cleaning, and information regarding at home care.
N.E.A.T. SPECIAL (Nails. Ears. Anal glands. Teeth)
The NEAT Special is our most popular service and a huge savings! It includes a nail trim, an ear clean, an expression of the anal glands and a non-anesthetic dental cleaning. If your pet is not a good candidate for the dental cleaning you are welcome to purchase the remaining services a la cart.
Preventative wellness exams help us do this. Our exams cover your best friend from tooth to tail. This helps us gauge the overall health of your pet and allows us to watch for subtle changes that could indicate the presence of disease or illness. Our wellness exams are part of our full medical services provided to keep your pet by your side for many years to come.
Vaccinations are an important part of a preventative health care plan. Vaccinations save the lives of many pets by protecting them from disease. At Green Dog Dental & Wellness, we follow AAHA – AAHA guidelines for core vaccinations. However, we treat each and every pet according to their lifestyle and recommend only the vaccines needed to help your pet remain healthy and safe.
Core Vaccines needed for Dogs:
- Rabies virus
- Canine distemper virus
- Canine parvovirus
- Canine adenovirus-2
Core Vaccines needed for Cats:
- Rabies virus
- Feline herpesvirus 1 (FHV1),
- Feline calicivirus (FCV),
- Feline panleukopenia virus (FPV),
- Feline leukemia virus (FeLV – for kittens)
VACCINE BLOOD TITERS (For owners who hope to avoid vaccinations)
At Green Dog Dental & Wellness we understand some pet owners have a reluctance to vaccinate their fur babies. To address the concerns of pet owners, a procedure called the titer test can be used to help determine the need for vaccination.
A titer test is a blood test that measures the level of immune system proteins called antibodies. When your dog gets a vaccination, their immune system responds by producing antibodies which can then be used by the body to fight off future infections. The titer test determines how many antibodies are still in your dog’s blood after one or more years from the time of vaccination.
Microchipping is a simple procedure that gives your pet the best chance of returning home should they ever become lost and is another service we offer that protects your pet throughout his/her life. Thousands of pets are returned to their families each year through microchip identification.
At Green Dog Dental we offer the MicroFindr microchip. It is a tiny implant that offers protection and peace of mind to pet parents. The microchip we provide offers no hidden annual fees maintain your pet in the PetLink online database, once you purchase it it's active for the life of your pet.
ANAL GLAND EXPRESSIONS
Anal sacs, or anal glands, produce a foul smelling fluid that your pet uses to mark his territory. Occasionally these glands need to be expressed, or emptied. Though some dogs express them themselves, these glands occasionally fill with fluid and your dog needs some help to release the fluid. This is a service we offer to keep your pet comfortable and feeling fresh.
It can be completed a la cart or as part of our NEAT special that covers nails, ears, anal glands, and a teeth cleaning.
SEASONAL & FOOD ALLERGIES
Treating eye, ear and skin issues are an important part of veterinary health care. Whether the issue be abrasions, infections or allergy issues, our veterinarians will use diagnostic testing and the best care to treat your pet.
Our veterinary team will determine if your pet’s issues are seasonal, environmental or food related through comprehensive allergy testing and start your pet on a healthcare plan to relieve them of the itching and pain often associated with allergies.
BLOOD WORK & LAB SERVICES
Even pets that appear happy and healthy can have hidden medical problems that might grow serious, even life-threatening, if left undetected. Diagnostic blood tests are essential for identifying diseases at the earliest and most treatable stage possible. Early detection of issues through diagnostic blood work can also help use prevent and treat some dangerous diseases.
Even in the youngest of pets, diagnostic blood work is beneficial. Results can be used as future baselines in order to monitor health and can often reveal treatable conditions early in a pet’s life by spotting trends that develop.
Intestinal parasite can make your pet ill and can even spread to your family if not treated. Consistent deworming treatments keep our pets intestinal parasite free and protected. Untreated, these parasites can cause weight loss, gastro-intestinal upset, and more serious illnesses so it is important that your pet be dewormed as directed by our veterinarians.
We have multiple preventatives that we can provide to protect your pet from intestinal parasites and our veterinarians will prescribe the medication that best fits your pet’s lifestyle.
TRAVEL CERTIFICATES (DOMESTIC TRAVEL)
Domestic airline travel requires a pet health travel certificate. This requires all pets to be given a clean bill of health within 30 days of travel. We can provide your pet with a veterinary exam and as well as domestic
If you are looking for international travel certificates, please visit the USDA travel website for information, rules and restrictions for international travel.
FLEA & TICK PREVENTATIVES
Don't wait until it's too late! Preventing fleas and ticks is cheaper than controlling them once there is a flea infestation. Flea and tick prevention products stop eggs and larvae from developing into adult fleas.
At least 95% of the flea population exists as eggs, larvae, and pupae that hide in carpets and yards while adult fleas make up only 1-5% of the flea population. Using flea control products with insect growth regulators doesn't only stop the problem, but it also helps to prevent an infestation from occurring.
Flea and tick preventatives can help your pet avoid:
- Flea allergies
- Hot spots
- Biting adult fleas
- Skin infections
- Lyme disease
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Fleas and ticks in your home
Flea and tick prevention keeps your pet healthy. Your pet won't pick up tapeworms or have flea bites that cause itching misery and flea allergy dermatitis. In addition, you can help prevent diseases that fleas and ticks carry such as Lyme Disease, ehrlichia, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tick paralysis.
Unsure which flea and tick treatment is best for your pet? Come in for a veterinary exam and speak to our veterinarian to see what we recommend for your fur baby.