Dog and Cat Dental Care

At Loop 363 Animal Hospital, our comprehensive dental services include routine teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions, and oral surgery, as well as digital dental radiology services. We assist you in maintaining your pet’s pearly whites between visits, for better health and long life.

Your animal companion is subject to the same dental concerns as every member of the family, including gum disease, decayed or broken teeth, foul breath, abscesses, and tooth loss. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that, when left untreated, leads to inflammation, bleeding, and pain. Added complications can be extremely painful, even life-threatening, and may include heart, kidney, and lung disease.

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Routine dental care is essential

Look for these signs, which indicate not only poor oral hygiene, but also poor health in your dog or cat:

  • Bad breath
  • Red and swollen gums
  • Pawing at mouth
  • Excessive drooling
  • Yellow/brown buildup on the teeth
  • Dropping food while eating (could indicate oral pain)
  • Unusual change in behavior
  • Sleeping more often
  • Reluctance to play with toys
  • Decreased in appetite
  • Unexpected weight loss

80% of pets over the age of 3 already have signs of dental disease! Schedule an appointment


X-rays of the teeth are help us get a complete evaluation your pet’s teeth and the supporting bones, and help detect abnormalities that cannot be seen by visual inspection from our veterinarians. We recommend dental x-rays to:

  • Identify problems such as tooth decay, damage to supporting bones, and dental injuries such as broken tooth
  • Find crowded or impacted teeth
  • Locate any abscesses, cysts, or oral tumors
  • Check on the size and formation of permanent teeth, especially in toy or small dog breeds
  • Develop a treatment plan for more complex dental concerns

Digital dental X-rays allow us get results from radiology quicker and identify problems before any symptoms occur.

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Beverly S.

I have 5 dogs that I bring here on a regular basis. I couldn’t be happier with the friendly and caring staff. I always appreciate the time the doctor takes to call me with updates / test results as well as the time and consideration made in finding the best way to proceed with treatment.

Pamela Y.

Dr. Boedecker has always given our pets exceptional care. She understands that our pets are family members, and also understands that every pet is unique. I highly recommend Loop 363 to all who have pets.

Will T.

I was very pleased with my experience at Loop 363. They are good people who seem to be very knowledgeable. And they were very affordable.

Melissa G.

Loop 363 Animal Hospital is the only place I would trust taking care of my pets. Everyone there is so kind and you can tell they love all the animals!!

Erin P.

Dr. Boedeker is amazing! She is kind, patient, sympathetic, and educational. The entire staff at Loop 363 have been awesome to work with. Highly recommend.