Prevent Dental Disease With our Dental Care Services
Periodontal disease is one of the most common conditions among pets today. Research suggests that most dogs and cats over age 3 have some form of dental disease. However, this condition is completely preventable.
If your pet exhibits any of the following, he or she may be suffering from dental disease and should be examined by one our veterinarians:
- Bad breath
- Swollen or red gums
- Yellow or brown teeth
- Difficulty chewing
- Missing or cracked/chipped teeth
If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to more serious, painful health conditions, such as kidney failure, liver failure, or heart disease.
Our Dental Care Services
At Elmhurst Animal Care Center, we recommend a three-step approach to caring for your pet’s oral health:
- Annual exams
Beginning at age 1, your pet will receive a dental exam during his or her wellness visit. We may order dental x-rays to examine the teeth and gum line. You will be notified if surgery, extraction, or other advanced procedures are required.
- Routine cleanings
Once the exam is completed and anesthesia has been administered, the veterinarian will begin to clean your pet’s teeth and the area below the gum line. This is something that only a veterinarian is licensed to perform. Groomers may claim they have cleaned your pet’s teeth, but, at best, this is only a very superficial cleaning. Our veterinarians also scale and polish the crown of each tooth to remove buildup from tartar and plaque.
- Home dental care
Regularly brushing your pet’s teeth helps reduce plaque and tartar buildup. In addition, chew toys and treats can also help combat dental disease.
We invite you to review the following online resources to support your pet’s dental health:
Do not ignore your pet’s oral health. Get the dental care they need today!
We accept walk-ins during our Doctor's Hours to meet your busy lifestyle. If you’d prefer to make an appointment, we offer those too!
News & Events
SOLD OUT! Puppy Yoga!
Puppy yoga is back! Meet pups available for adoption from Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue while a beginners level yoga class is taught. All proceeds benefit Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue. Event takes place at Elmhurst Animal Care Center on Thursday, July 12th from 7:00PM - 8:30PM. You must have a ticket to attend, register by clicking HERE.
Save the Date! Yoga: Cats & Mats!
Join us for an evening of Yoga: Cats & Mats on Wednesday, July 11th from 7:00PM - 8:30PM! Partnering with our friends at Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue, this one hour long, beginners level class will be instructed by a long-time yogi. Kittens will be wandering around the room while the class takes place, all of which will be available for adoption! There will be complimentary wine served after the class. Register HERE. All proceeds benefit Magnificent Mutts & Meows Rescue.
Keep Your Pet Healthy All Year Round!
We offer plans for puppies, kittens, adult dogs & cats. With affordable monthly payments and our convenient hours, it's the best value in helping your pet live a longer & healthier life! Call us at 630.530.1900 for details!