Pet dental and oral health isn’t just about those pearly whites – it’s a vital key to protecting your pet’s long-term health and overall wellbeing. During an annual wellness visit, our vets will assess your pet’s teeth and gums to determine if they need a dental cleaning.
What’s a COHAT?
COHAT is short for Complete Oral Health Assessment and Treatment, also known as a pet dental cleaning. Pets need to receive similar dental care to people, including:
- A comprehensive oral exam to address abnormalities in the teeth, gums, tongue, or other tissues.
- Radiographs (X-rays) to evaluate the health of the jawbone and tooth roots below the gum line.
- Dental cleaning and polishing under anesthesia to remove plaque and tartar.
Does your dog or cat need a COHAT? What signs should pet parents lookout for? What happens during a COHAT? Our expert vets cover everything you need to know.
What takes place during a dental cleaning?
Easy from Teeth to Tail
When it comes to a COHAT, anesthesia is recommended by the AVMA to perform dental care with less stress and pain for your pet. Pet dental care is performed at our clinics, where we ensure your pet stays comfortable and stress-free. We handle all the logistics of transporting your pet to/from our clinic, along with any post-procedure medications and food to ensure a happy and healthy recovery!
How much is a pet dental cleaning?
Being one of the more expensive routine procedures, many pet parents refrain from dental care due to sticker shock. However, neglecting your pet’s dental health can give rise to severe consequences, such as constant pain, infections, abscesses, and even organ damage. Addressing these issues later may incur greater expenses than opting for regular dental cleanings.
Our dental cleaning services are priced between $500 and $1,200. This cost varies based on factors like your pet’s weight and the necessity for dental extractions. A COHAT is a truly comprehensive evaluation and treatment of your pet’s oral health, ultimately improving their quality and length of life.