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Healthy Mouth, Healthy Pet

We Offer Complete Pet Dental Care

You brush your teeth every day to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Would you be surprised if we told you that your pet needs the same treatment? Pet dental care is often overlooked among pet owners, not for lack of compassion but because our pets tend to hide their oral problems.

At Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital, your pet's oral health is just as important to us as their overall health. If your pet has an unhealthy mouth, they're likely to be unhealthy in other aspects as well. Therefore, we help you recognize your pet's oral problems and guide you on how to manage their dental care.

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Professional Dental Services

Pets use their mouths not just for eating but for playing and investigating the world around them. Therefore, it's important that they receive the most comprehensive and high-quality dental care possible.

A complete dental prophylaxis procedure at our hospital includes:

  • Preoperative blood work and an exam to make sure your pet is healthy before being sedated for their procedure
  • General anesthesia to allow for a safe and pain-free dental prophy (cleaning)
  • Scaling each tooth to remove calculus and harmful bacteria from above and below the gum line
  • Digital dental X-rays before and after the dental if extractions are needed
  • Gingivectomy to remove diseased gum tissue and eliminate pockets between the teeth and gums
  • Extractions to remove loose, broken and/or decaying teeth
  • Appropriate antibiotics and pain relief medications
  • Surgical suturing of gums after extractions

Common Symptoms of Gum Disease

Gum disease affects a large number of cats and dogs, but it can be prevented with regular dental care. Common signs we observe in pets with varying stages of gum disease include:

  • Bad breath
  • Yellow/brown teeth
  • Teeth that are loose or broken
  • Red, swollen and/or bleeding gums
  • Excessive drooling
  • Difficulty eating and chewing
  • Decreased appetite
  • Decreased activity, less interest in chew toys
  • Swelling around the face, rubbing at pawing at face/mouth

Bad breath is not normal for pets. If you notice any of the above signs, let us know at (513) 242-2141 so we can examine your pet and help you decide on the best treatment for their needs.

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At-Home Care Options

Along with our professional pet dental care services, we also offer forms of treatment you can use at home. At-home care helps maintain your pet's teeth and gums between cleanings and reduces plaque and tartar buildup. Supplement dental care at home with toothbrushes and toothpaste, Hill's T/D (tartar control diet), and dental chews.

If you need help brushing your pet's teeth, let us know so we can provide a demonstration. Daily brushing is ideal for removing plaque buildup and preventing the onset of gum disease. However, if brushing is not an option, a tartar control diet and dental chews can be just as helpful.

I have been using TAAH for a very long time, through a history of many dogs. I always feel secure in the expertise of the doctors, the tech staff and the office staff. Very professional staff, yet very personable and congenial. Dogs like it too!

- Emilie K.

Best vets and staff in the city!

- Sandy L.

TAAH treats both myself and my Bella like family. We aren’t just another number or patient... but are cared for incredibly well. The staff from the front desk to the exam room are not just consummate professionals but kind and compassionate people. Under the circumstances, you might even think we ENJOY coming to the vet! And who can say that?!

- Carey R.

So loving towards pet and family, so caring. Just perfect. And my Dutchess runs in the door like it`s her home. Thanks so very much!

- Prisca H.

Tennessee Avenue Animal Hospital is my choice for my cat, Sassy`s, healthcare because they genuinely like her. All of the doctors at Tennessee Avenue treat Sassy with such care, and she behaves really well. Due to her chronic health issues, we are at the vet often, so it is imperative that Sassy gets along with the vet that she sees so often. Sassy really likes Dr. Bo, and every staff member always remembers her when we walk in. Ultimately, it is very relieving to me that my furbaby has the best care!

- Jessica S.

We just moved to Cincinnati and we were looking for a Vet that would accept New Patients and TAAH exceeded our expectations. They were knowledgeable and very friendly. They helped us with a few issues that had been going on with our pet and I am so excited that we chose this vet! They are awesome!

- Kacey W.

You can always tell a good animal hospital when you are first greeted by the staff. Are they happy to be there? That good nature trickles down from the doctor, always. I have had so many good experiences over the years at TAAH, too numerous to mention. But always excellent care, and consideration of my financial situation when it was necessary. 5 STARS. You can really trust them.

- Terry L.

Dr. Bo, Maria, and Janet are the absolute best! Dr. Bo spent a lot of time with our Dog, Duke and speaking with us about his care. I've never seen a vet that was so thorough. I highly recommend them!

- Amanda T.

Exceptional Staff and Dr. Bo is the best! He treats critters and their guardians with patience, great advice and humor. I give the entire staff the very highest marks and I'm super picky! Thanks for all you do!

- Polly I.

Amazing staff and doctor! They truly care about their patients and community!

- Jessica T.

Dr. Bo and the rest of the staff at TAAH are amazing and take such good care of our pups. Thanks for all you do.

- Cara N.

I have been bringing my fur babies here for 13 years. All the staff have taken wonderful care of my loves!

- Lina O.


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