Dentistry

Do you shy away from kisses and close cuddles with your animal friend due to bad breath?

Contrary to popular belief, foul breath isn’t something that all pet owners simply must learn to live with. In fact, it’s probably a sign that your companion is in need of dental care. Without adequate attention, your pet’s mouth can become a haven for dangerous bacteria. Over time, these bacteria can spread through the bloodstream and cause a number of other serious health problems. Left untreated, dental disease can even shorten your loved one’s life. The good news is, with the right support, you can prevent all of this.

The professional dentistry services at Paw Prints Animal Hospital are designed to provide all the care and attention needed for a lifetime of healthy smiles. We offer both routine, preventative care to keep plaque and tartar at bay, as well as advanced treatment for existing oral conditions. Whether you’re stopping in for an annual dental exam and cleaning, or your pet needs a tooth extracted, we’ve got you covered. Dental services include the use of safe, effective anesthetic and constant monitoring to ensure patient safety.

Some of the signs of dental disease in companion animals include, but are not limited to:

  • Bad breath
  • Excessive drooling
  • Dropping food
  • Sudden disinterest in chew toys
  • Loss of appetite
  • Swollen or painful face
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
  • Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding

If your pet is exhibiting any of these things, it’s time to schedule an exam. We can determine what the problem is and address it quickly, improving the prognosis for your loved one.

In addition to our professional dental care, we’ll also work closely with you to ensure that your best friend’s teeth stay healthy and clean year-round. In between annual cleanings, it’s important that you’re brushing your companion’s teeth regularly. We recommend doing this at least three times a week, if not daily. Our experienced staff would be happy to offer demonstrations of the proper technique and give advice on various dental health products you can try.

You deserve to enjoy lots of close snuggles with your animal family member once again. The comprehensive dental services at Paw Prints Animal Hospital can help get you there!

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    • M.L. HillM.L. Hill

      My first time but had a good experience. Cookie will feel better tomorrow, I hope.

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    • Sarah Meadows GableSarah Meadows Gable

      I was hesitant to have an appointment in the middle of my workday, but they were right on schedule, gave me full attention, and got me back to my office in no time. And I have a very happy 4-legged friend to boot!

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    • Sue PaccioneSue Paccione

      they are very nice there and take time with you and your pet

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    • Charlene SpeltsCharlene Spelts

      Thank you for always being there for us and our boys these past 14 years. You have a special place in our hearts. Thank you for your many kindnesses as each little boy has crossed The Rainbow Bridge during these past years. As soon as our hearts mend and we are stronger we will see you again. The Hartley Family

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    • Andrea MWAndrea MW

      My husband and I took our first puppy (Pumpkin) to Dr. Cousins at Paw Prints Animal Hospital back in 2006 for her first shots & checkup; and now Pumpkin is nearly 12 and still doing great! We love the Paw Prints Animal Hospital veterinarians, over the years we have seen and talked with them all! And even though we have now moved away from Easley to another city, we will still take our pets to Paw Prints 🐾 they are just that good!

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    • Pam Lynch WendlandPam Lynch Wendland

      Dr Cousins is a compassionate, understanding Vet! All 4 of my Keeshounds love him & his staff!

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    • Cayce Sims McManisCayce Sims McManis

      We just moved here from Tennessee and I was very anxious about finding a new vet for our cat. When he suddenly got sick, we had to act fast. I am so glad that we came to Paw Prints! Dr. Cousins was so patient and understanding. We feel a great sense of relief knowing that our fur baby will be well taken care of.

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