New Hours Effective 07-25-22

To our Stone House family,

Due to staff shortages, we are needing to shorten our hours temporarily. When a new vet arrives, we’ll be able to go back to our regular hours. Thank you for your patience and understanding! We look forward to continuing to give your pet the same caring, high-quality service. 

Our current hours are as follows: 

Mon: 8 am – 4 pm
Tues: 8 am – 6 pm
Wed: 8 am – 4 pm
Thurs: 8 am – 4 pm
Fri: 8 am – 6 pm
Sat: 8 am – 3 pm
Sun: Closed

Pet Dental Care

Regular dental cleanings and brushings can help keep your furry friend’s mouth healthy and prevent potentially deadly health issues.

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Our Pet Dental Cleanings in Topeka, KS

Just like for humans, it’s the tartar under the gumline that causes kidney and heart damage. Stone House does pre-anesthetic blood work to tailor the anesthesia to each patient. Once your furry friend is anesthetized, the teeth can be thoroughly cleaned. It is not possible to determine whether or not extractions are necessary until they are cleaned. Once all the required work is completed, the teeth are polished. An antibiotic injection and an anti-inflammatory injection are administered for every dental.

Dental Care for Your Pet

Signs Your Pet Has Dental Disease
  • Bad breath
  • Red, not pink, gums
  • Facial swelling
  • Yellow or brownish buildup on teeth
  • No longer eager to eat regular food
Dental Extractions

Dental extractions are done in different ways depending on the tooth and the extent of the damage. The twisting and pulling of larger teeth can damage the surrounding bone, leaving a painful hole that will not heal. For this reason, our doctors perform surgical extractions or section the tooth before extraction. This lessens damage to the surrounding bone and tissue and decreases pain as well!

Pain Medications

For all procedures requiring extractions, they are given pain medication immediately following surgery and medications to go home.

Stone House Animal Hospital believes that optimum patient care includes annual dental cleanings and quality pain management.

True or False?

Q. Oral hygiene isn’t essential for my pet.
A. FALSE. Regular dental cleanings and regular tooth brushing will help keep your pet’s mouth healthy and avoid potentially deadly heart and kidney conditions. Routine cleanings help to prevent costly extractions.

Q. Cats don’t need dental care.
A. FALSE. Cats and small-breed dogs often require more dental care than large-breed dogs.

Q. Dentals are not worth the risk or expense for senior patients.
A. FALSE. Stone House Animal Hospital believes that pets of all ages should have healthy, pain-free mouths. Geriatric surgeries and dental are all given extra support at our hospital. Age alone shouldn’t force a pet to live in pain!

Q. By age three, most pets have some degree of dental disease.
A. TRUE. By age three, most pets have some tartar buildup. The extent of buildup will determine whether or not a dental cleaning is recommended. The sooner routine dental care is started, the healthier your furry friend will be and the less chance for a painful mouth.