"A commitment to modern, safe dentals"
We at Meadows Cat Hospital are committed to offering all of our patients the most up-to-date standards in feline dental care. We now offer cutting-edge digital dental radiographs (X-rays) that allow us to get a high-resolution view of the below-gum tooth problems that may be bothering your kitty. These below-the-gum issues can lead to infection, extreme pain, bone degeneration and the risk of jaw damage during tooth extraction. Dental radiographs are quickly becoming the standard for all veterinary medicine and even if you don't get your dental here, ALWAYs ask your veterinarian what they they are doing to ensure that your feline friend's jaws are safe before, during and after a dental! You can also rest assured that by catching dental problems earlier than ever before, we can prevent pain, suffering and even potentially prolong the life of your kitty! (Proper dental cleanings and dental health have been linked to longevity of cats and dental disease may contribute to the progression of kidney disease, heart disease and liver disease.)
At Meadows Cat Hospital we employ the safest "human-grade" anesthetics available and are fortunate to provide constant, highly-trained, anesthesia and vital sign monitoring by only licensed veterinary technicians. We recently invested in new state-of-the-art surgical monitoring equipment and cutting edge LED lighting so that we can "see" both your cat's mouth and vital signs better! Unlike other clinics, we do not do non-anesthetic dentals that employ mild sedatives and always offer safe and effective pain medications (post-dental) to help in pain management. With our modern dental standards and pain management, many of our cats will return to normal (if not better) eating and drinking habits within hours.
While we cannot understate the importance of dental health, if you have noticed changes to the eating patterns, behavior, personality, breath or "smile" of your cat, don't hesitate to call! Preventative dentals, especially, as part of an annual or biannual dental schedule, can save money, decrease overall feline dental pain/discomfort and potentially add years to your furry-friend's life.