Dentistry Happy, Healthy Pets Since 1989

La Porte Veterinary Dentistry

Outstanding Oral Health for Your Pets

Your pet deserves outstanding medical care for every part of their body. At Animal Clinic of La Porte, we take all aspects of your pet’s health seriously – that included the health of their teeth and gums. It’s easy to forget that your pet’s teeth need the same level of care as the rest of their body. Your veterinarian can help your pet’s mouth stay happy and healthy throughout their lives with comprehensive veterinary dental care in La Porte. As an American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accredited practice, Animal Clinic of La Porte is proud to offer a broad range of dental services for all of their oral health needs.

Get your pet the oral care they need by scheduling an appointment at Animal Clinic of La Porte. Call (281) 709-2186 or contact us online to make your pet’s smile a priority.

Understanding Periodontal Disease

Periodontal disease affects the tissues that hold the teeth in place. It is considered the most common illness effecting cats and dogs. Because we tend to think that our pets naturally have stinky breath, it’s easy to miss the signs of periodontal disease. However, it can cause lots of problems for your pet’s health, including pain and loss of teeth, if left untreated.

Keep an eye out for the following symptoms of periodontal disease:

  • Bad breath
  • Blood in the saliva or water dish
  • Difficulty or avoiding eating
  • Excessive drooling
  • Loose or loss of teeth

Any combination of the above symptoms can be a sign that your pet is suffering from periodontal disease. If you notice one or more of these symptoms, don’t wait! Give Animal Clinic of La Porte a call to schedule an oral exam.

Periodontal disease is caused by a buildup of plaque on the teeth. Like in humans, plaque is a bacterial film that can be removed with regular brushing. However, if the plaque isn’t swept off the teeth regularly, it can die and harden on the teeth, which causes more surface areas for new plaque to cling to. This process continues and can cause plaque to spread below the gumline. Here, it can cause infections of the tissues holding your pet’s teeth in place. At this point, the only way to completely remove the plaque is a professional dental cleaning under anesthesia.

Dental Cleaning at Animal Clinic of La Porte

When your pet needs a dental cleaning in order to restore their oral health, Animal Clinic of La Porte is here for you. As an AAHA accredited animal hospital, our surgical suite is equipped with the latest anesthesia monitoring equipment to keep your pet safely monitored throughout their cleaning. Your La Porte veterinarian will use tools similar to those used by human dentists to scale and polish your pet’s teeth, removing plaque and restoring shine. Once the plaque has been properly removed, we will apply an anti-plaque treatment to deter future buildup.

Dental care is an important part of your pet’s overall health. Call (281) 709-2186 or contact us online to make sure your pet’s total wellbeing is taken care of.

Happy, Healthy Pets

Read Our Pawsitively Raving Reviews
  • I Was Very Satisfied with The Care

    “When I took my kittens in, the vet did a thorough job of checking them out, vaccinating them and took time to answer my many questions about further treatments for them. I was very satisfied with the care the kittens received from both the vet and techs!”

    - Lynn
  • Always Friendly & Helpful

    “I love this clinic. First the staff is fabulous. They are always friendly and helpful. Second, the cost is affordable. But the quality of service does not suffer. We have been clients of Dr. Jones for many years. We have always been pleased!”

    - Carla
  • Clean & Efficient!

    “The facility was simple and clean and the staff were very kind. Dr. Jones was quick and efficient. Everyone showed our new little puppy lots of love and affection. He was so calm the whole time. Thank you!”

    - Ashley
  • Won’t take my animals anywhere else!

    “Best office around no doubt. The doctor has been taking care of my dad’s dogs and my dogs for almost 10 years and I have full faith in him. He’s extremely kind and his love for animals shows. He makes nervous pets calm. Reasonably priced!!”

    - Mandy
  • Friendly Staff & Very Patient

    “Friendly staff, very patient with their patients. Great location, so easy access. Would recommend to others.”

    - Renee

Why Choose Us?

Compassionate Care & Quality Service
  • Your Pet is Always a Part of Our Family
  • Expertise in Parasite Prevention & Control
  • Caring & Knowledgeable Staff for Every Pet
  • Serving La Porte Pets Since 1989
  • Friendly & Compassionate Staff at Every Phase of Visit
Friendly Care Every Step of the Way

Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!