Pet Dental Care

Leading Pet Dental Care at Parkway Animal Hospital in Broussard, LA

A healthy mouth is a reflection of your pet's overall wellbeing. At Parkway Animal Hospital in Broussard, Louisiana, we understand the significance of proper dental care for your furry companions. Our dedicated team of veterinarians is committed to providing top-notch pet dental care, ensuring that your pets' oral health is in the best hands possible.

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Parkway Animal Hospital is your trusted partner for comprehensive pet dental care in Broussard, Louisiana. Our commitment to expertise, compassionate care, and advanced technology ensures that your pets receive the best dental treatment available. Choose us to provide your furry companions with a lifetime of healthy smiles and improved overall wellness.

Keep in mind that dental cleanings require anesthesia, so they must be scheduled in advance to allow for overnight fasting. If you schedule your pet's dental procedure on the day that the doctor recommends it and keep the scheduled appointment, you will receive 10% off the procedure.

Signs of Dental Disease in Pets

  • Bad Breath
  • Bleeding Mouth
  • Soreness Around Mouth
  • Poor Appetite
  • Missing, Loose, or Broken Teeth
  • Yellowed Teeth or Tartar
  • Swollen Mouth or Gums

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Dental Cleaning Discharge Instructions

Today, your pet had an anesthetic procedure. Below are detailed instructions for post-operative care and monitoring. If you have questions about the procedure, eating or drinking behaviors, or post-operative care, please contact us at 337-839-9838.

Food and Water

A decreased appetite is normal the evening after any procedure that includes anesthesia. If your pet does not eat after 24 hours of returning home, please contact our office.

Start by giving a small amount of water. If the patient holds water down, then offer a small amount of food (approximately 1/3 of the normal amount). If the patient holds food down well, then you can give the remainder of the meal and water.

It is normal for your pet to not have a bowel movement for 1-2 days after any anesthetic procedure. This is due to withholding food before surgery.

Some patients will have a small amount of diarrhea post-operative; if diarrhea persists for more than 2 days, please contact our office.


With dental cleaning procedures, there are no restrictions on activity. Your pet can return to normal activity tomorrow morning.


Your pet was given sedative medications before the procedure. With any anesthetic procedure, your pet will be groggy or tired when they return home.

Let them rest off the medications by placing them in a quiet room with bedding and blankets.

Your pet may be more vocal through the night (whining, crying, moaning). This is normal behavior from the sedative medications wearing off.

Your pet should return to normal behavior by the next morning.


If your pet had any extractions today, we will discuss the teeth were removed.

In most cases, if a tooth is extracted, the closure of the gum tissue in that area will start to heal immediately, and no stitches are needed.

If a large molar is removed, stitches will close the gum tissue. In these cases, the stitches will dissolve over time.

Pain Medication

Please DO NOT administer any over-the-counter medications (such as Tylenol, Advil, or Aspirin) to your pet, as these medications can be harmful.

The most common side effects of anti-inflammatory medications are diarrhea and/or vomiting; if these symptoms occur, please contact our office.

If you have any concerns or questions regarding your pet or the anesthetic procedure that was performed today, please contact our office at 337-839-9838. If you have any concerns after hours, please contact Lafayette Animal Emergency Clinic at 337-989-0992


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