Dental Care

At Ponchatoula Animal Hospital, we find that one of the most over-looked aspects of pet health is dental care. People brush their teeth twice daily, floss, and get their teeth professionally cleaned. Not surprising, dogs and cats need dental care as well!

As with people, oral disease in pets begins with bacteria in the mouth that hardens and forms plaque that adheres to teeth. If not removed through regular care and cleaning, these bacteria will accumulate, harden into tartar, and can lead to the development of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease symptoms include bad breath, blood in saliva, drooling, loose teeth, lack of eating due to pain in the mouth, weight loss. If your dog has any of these symptoms, we would recommend an exam to discuss a possible dental cleaning.

 

Complete dental cleanings at Ponchatoula Animal Hospital are performed by Dr. Elstrott and Dr. Akers. Anesthesia is closely monitored, and we have a high-power scaler, polisher, drill unit and perform extractions as needed.

For more information about dental care for your cat or dog, please visit the Veterinary Oral Health Council website at http://www.vohc.org/.

A family operated practice, Ponchatoula Animal Hospital welcomes you into a professional, yet warm and friendly atmosphere.

Contact Info

42133 N Hoover Rd

Ponchatoula, LA 70454
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday
8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday
Closed

After-Hours Emergencies

If you have an emergency with your pet after regular clinic hours, please contact one of the following facilities:


Sherwood South Animal Hospital


MedVet - Mandeville


LSU School of Veterinary Medicine

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