Anesthesia-Free Pet Dentistry

The veterinary industry has become increasingly concerned about the current trend of providing dental cleanings for dogs and cats without anesthesia. The American Animal Hospital Association has included a requirement for well-monitored inhalant anesthesia for all dental procedures in their guidelines for dental procedures.  The American Veterinary Dental College also produced a position statement indicating their requirements for anesthesia for all dental procedures in cats and dogs.

The contributors to this website also strongly believe that anesthesia-free dentistry is a risky procedure with few benefits.

Below is a video produced by the Veterinary News Network explaining their concerns about anesthesia-free pet dentistry.


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Angela Linvill

Angela has been the Hospital Administrator of a multi-specialty/ emergency/ and general practice veterinary hospital since 2005. She is also the Chair of the Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council. Angela has a Masters of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Troy University. She is committed to helping pet owners make good decisions about the health care of their pets regardless of their financial situation.

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