Oral Care and Examinations: Preventing Serious Pet Health Problems
Dental hygiene is as important to pets as it is to people. Plaque buildup on teeth can create problems with bacteria and infections in the gums. Infections can spread to other areas of the body, even causing issues with your pet’s blood and heart. The best way to prevent serious dental problems is with routine exams and cleaning.
When cleaning your pet’s teeth, it is necessary to put them under anesthesia just as if they were going through surgery. This helps to lower your pet’s stress and creates a safer environment in which the teeth can be thoroughly cleaned. A complete oral exam is very important. It allows us to check for missing, broken, loose, discolored, or misaligned teeth.
You can be assured that we will exercise the same cautions and monitoring that we would during surgery to be sure your pet remains stable and safe the entire time.
At Fleming Island Pet Clinic, we have advanced technology available to keep your pet’s teeth and gums strong and healthy. Modern ultrasound technology allows us to thoroughly and safely clean each tooth, both above and below the gum line.
Polishing and Fluoride
Following the cleaning process, our dental technicians will carefully polish each tooth. We treat teeth and gums with fluoride to strengthen enamel, protect against future plaque growth and provide a smooth and bright surface.
Advanced Dental Care
In addition to basic cleaning services, we also offer advanced dental care, including:
- Dental radiology, to detect problems beneath the gum line
- Examinations for growths or other abnormalities
- Medically necessary tooth extractions
If you notice bad breath, yellow stains on your pet’s teeth, red or swollen gums, or changes in your pet’s appetite, contact us today for a dental consultation.
Always caring for our pets. I have recommended the clinic on many occasions to families that were looking for a vet to care for their family members.
Very happy with how my four legged daughter is taken care of every time we have an appointment.
We always get great service and care for our three pets. Dr. Curtis spend a good deal of time examining/diagnosing our cat, Minnie on a recent visit even recommending a feeding plan for our dog, Lucy.
While other veterinary offices are closer to my home, it is important to me to take my pets to a knowledgeable vet, regardless of the distance. I am very happy with the care my rabbit was given and I will be back with my other rabbit as well. Thank you for the excellent level of care.
Very friendly and knowledgable!
We have been going to the clinic for over three years now, since the day we brought our pound puppies home. They have had multiple visits to the clinic from rashes, to knee surgery. The staff at the clinic is incredible and I tell everyone I can.
As bird owners, we are encouraged to find a pet clinic which can and does address the concerns that we have regarding Bandit.
Our veterinarian, Dr. Antar, is the absolute best! She has stood by us through some truly difficult times and I couldn't imagine trusting my pets with someone else at this point.
Friendly and clean environment. Dr. Lowry is truly an expert, she provides good and useful information on every visit.
You are kind, considerate, knowledgeable. You always are kind and treat my pet with consideration of feelings and I always feel better when I leave. I always recommend your clinic to everyone that has a pet. Thank you for being so kind.
You were the only vet that would see Pretty. So we will be keeping her there. She was in pain and you were the only ones that helped her.
We've had multiple visits and have boarded Bandit for the past 4+ years. Never had any problems or left with more questions than answers. Had a couple urgent bird issues (illness/injury) that were handled expertly and with greatest care by all.
Your staff and vet are outstanding!
The visit involved boarding our pet. However, I am always pleased with the service, staff, care and attention.
Because you have been taking care of our pets since 2002 and I trust no one else to do so.
I have been a client of Fleming Island Pet Clinic since 2000. The doctors and staff are wonderful and caring. I have taken all three of my dogs there for routine care, injuries and even end of life care for my best friend Lucky Dog.
You have taken great care of my pets over the last 15 years or longer and I have never had a problem with anyone there. Dr. Lowry is the nicest, most compassionate veterinarian I know.
Have been visiting this Vet for Over 25 years. Great staff!
Caring, courteous, and professional. Because of this we travel over an hour to get there.
There is an emphasis on client education and customer service. The facility is the cleanest I've ever seen and the veterinarians are up to date on all the latest techniques.
We've been bringing our pets to y'all for years and will continue to do so for years to come. Everyone is always so friendly, and they definitely care about their patients.
The doctors and staff, in the many years I have been bringing my pets to your clinic, have always treated us and our pets with the greatest care, courtesy and expertise.
Being new pet owners we had basic questions regarding bathing, food & shots. All of our questions were not just answered but also in a way that we could understand.
Love the atmosphere at the location. Felt already part of the family!
Dr. Curtis was wonderful! It was very professional but at the same time, I felt comfortable to ask questions and even joke!
Outstanding Service - Tour was great! Thank you for the "tic" bath for Chloe! Starter kit was very nice.
I had a puppy and the Tech that was the one to help us had just helped a diseased animal and didn't want to contaminate him. I was appreciative of the concern.
You have been very consistent with your care over the many years I have taken my pets here.
I was beyond impressed with the facility and staff. I was very comfortable leaving my bunny "Karl" there for her surgery. The facility was clean and the staff was friendly and well-trained. I loved Dr. Lowry. She was personable and had a "great bed-side manner" with the patient's owners! I only wished that I lived closer so that I could come all the time with all my pets.
Chaz was boarded for 4 nights and I knew he would be in good hands.
I've been using this pet clinic for more than 20 years and myself and my babies have always been treated with love, concern and extreme consideration! I have and always will recommend this clinic to all my friends, family and anyone else!
Very receptive and attentive staff, we look forward to seeing you often!
I rate you as 5 Star! I know I can board my feathered friend and leave town on vacation confident that he will receive the best care! If any health emergency did arise, Dr. Curtis would be there to help him!
I was impressed with how professional and clean the building is. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and seemed to really care about my pet and assisting me to provide the best care. I feel my pet will be safe under the care of this facility.
For all of the reasons I stated Strongly Agree in the statements above. Could not be happier with the attention and care my pets have received! Staff across the board are top notched.
I have total confidence in Dr. Curtis from the way she handles our beloved parrot, to the thoroughness of exams and recommendations to maintain his good health. The staff is very friendly and also extremely competent.
We have been taking our pets to Fleming Island Pet Clinic for many years. We have been very satisfied with the services that our pets have received.
I felt the vet tech and doctor had shown love for my pet and put my mind at ease and if no improvement then come back sooner, and my Elvis (bird) did recover from a sprang leg. I will be coming back for my feathered friends.
You guys are a wonderful and caring team... thank you for all you do.