Up to 85% of dogs and cats over the age of 6 have dental disease. Dental disease is not “normal” in pets. Dental tartar and bad breath is a source of infection in animals, it is painful and will progress to tooth loss. It is not possible to do a proper dental cleaning on animals unless they are under general anaesthesia. Animals need to be under anaesthesia so we can ultrasonically scale the inside and outside of the teeth as well as beneath the gum line.