Dental Cleanings

/Dental Cleanings
Dental Cleanings 2020-08-07T21:00:09+00:00

We proudly offer dental services from just $99.00 and available for dogs & cats under 10 years old already spayed or neutered or are being altered at the same time with the dental cleaning.
Additional charges may apply for Antibiotics & Extractions

Any Patient over the age of 10 years and or with health problems (such as heart murmurs or seizures) will be referred to a local clinic that preforms more services then Florida Aid to Animals

Dentals and why your pet needs them

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have dental disease by the age of 3. Dental (or periodontal) disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in pets.

Common signs of dental disease include:

  • Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
  • Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Changes in eating or chewing habits
  • Pawing at the face
  • Loose teeth
  • Depression

Even if your dog or cat doesn’t have these symptoms, we recommend that you have a veterinarian evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay can result in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.

Dental disease can also affect other organs in the body: Bacteria in the mouth can get into the bloodstream and cause serious infections in the kidneys, liver, lungs, and heart. If these problems aren’t caught and treated quickly enough, they can result in death. A physical exam combined with appropriate laboratory work can determine if infection in the mouth has spread.

Call Florida Aid to Animals at one of our two locations and ask about our Dental Specials. We will only do Dentals on Pets that have been spay or neutered. Any pet over 6 years of age will be required to have Senior Wellness Blood Work. Our cut off age for Dentals at right at 10 years old.

For All Dental Appointments

  • The patient needs to be healthy, no heart murmur or seizures, or any major health condition.
  • Weigh more than four pounds.
  • All patients for anesthesia are required to provide proof of Rabies vaccination (or our cost for the vaccine is $15.00; this can be done on the day of surgery/dental)
  • Only for Dogs – a negative heartworm test and proof of their heartworm prevention is required. (Or we can do this test also, the cost is $25.00).
  • We do require a deposit [$50.00 ($20.00 for cats)] to make the surgery/dental appointment (This deposit is your partial payment toward the total cost surgery/dental) you will pay the balance after the surgery/dental, at the time of pickup). This deposit is your promise to come on the day of surgery (If you no call, no show we will keep your deposit).
  • Blood tests are required if patient is over 6 years of age.(CBC and Blood Chemistries)
  • Less than 10 years old (9 years 9 months ok – not over 10 years) our doctors do not give anesthesia over the age of 10 years.
  • Extractions are performed only if the tooth is loose – major extractions (broken teeth) are referred to a clinic that does provide more dental services than us.
  • If there are fleas, ear infection, or another medical issue there could be additional charges.

COVID-19 Service Announcement

Effective immediately, we will be implementing some temporary changes in an effort to fight the spread of COVID-19. For specific details regarding the changes at each location, please visit us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FloridaAidToAnimals/) or call your local clinic directly. FATA will remain open in this format until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.