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Dental health is one of the most important aspects of your pet's overall health. After all, an unclean mouth can lead to more than just bad breath. Tartar and plaque accumulation and gingivitis affect most pets.


When tartar and plaque buildup on your pet’s teeth, the bacteria and inflammatory mediators beneath the gums make their way into the blood stream, and can cause disease in internal organs, such as the kidneys, heart, liver, and lungs.


Dr. Wirth will examine your pet’s mouth with each and every veterinary appointment and make recommendations for your pet’s dental care. ​


In order to help you maintain your pet’s dental health year-round, the Arizona Veterinary Ambulance team provides support and education for ongoing, at home dental care.


We educate about dental care needs for your pet, and we can recommend a variety of products to help you maintain your pet’s dental health. It’s not just tooth brushing!

Did you know that all Arizona Veterinary Ambulance mobile vet clinic patients that have had surgical or dental procedure have a laser therapy session included with their procedure?! We want our patients to be pain-free and heal as quickly as possible!




Information About Anesthesia

  • Preanesthetic fasting. Unless otherwise directed, please prepare your pet by removing their food 8 hours before their scheduled dental procedure. Allow your pet to have continued access to fresh drinking water.

  • We perform pre-anesthetic blood work prior to every anesthetic event to enable us to customize the anesthetic medications used for your pet’s safety and well-being.

  • Our anesthetic protocols are tailored to your pet’s specific health status, and rigorous monitoring during all procedures helps to reduce the risks associated with anesthesia.

  • During an anesthetic procedure with Arizona Veterinary Ambulance, your pet will be fully monitored to ensure heart rate and rhythm, blood pressure, respiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, and body temperature are maintained. The monitoring equipment we use is similar to that used in human medicine.

  • Your pet will wake up from anesthesia in our mobile vet clinic, and when we have been assured recovery is progressing normally, your pet will be allowed to recover fully in the comfort of your home.

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