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Benefits of Mobile Pet Dental Care

During a comprehensive in-home exam, your veterinary doctor may recommend that your pet be scheduled for a routine dental cleaning or other dental procedure. The BetterVet team will make sure you and your pet have a smooth and stress-free experience from start to finish.

Prevention of Oral Diseases

Over time, plaque and bacteria can build up in your dog or cat’s mouth, impacting their teeth, gums and overall health. Early detection of dental issues is an important part of our commitment to treating your whole pet.

Comfort for Your Pet

Comfort for Your Pet

Our dental care process begins at home with a dental exam during their routine Wellness Exam. If a dental cleaning or other dental procedure is recommended, our Fear Free® certified veterinary professionals will make sure your pet remains as calm and comfortable as possible.

Our Veterinary Dental Cleaning Process

Our dental services are designed to be a stress-free experience for both you and your pet. We approach dental care in the same way as our other services, with a caring and gentle touch.


Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment

Comprehensive Oral Health Assessment

During a nose-to-tail wellness physical examination, your veterinarian will perform a thorough check of your pet’s teeth and gums and make any necessary recommendations.

Anesthetic Dental Cleaning

Anesthetic Dental Cleaning

A pet dental cleaning includes full mouth x-rays and anesthesia, followed by cleaning and polishing. Sometimes during a dental cleaning, your doctor may uncover unforeseen problems which require additional services or medications.

Post-Dental Cleaning Support

Post-Dental Cleaning Support

Your veterinary team will discuss any additional dental services your pet might need and will provide a plan to support your pet’s dental health at home.

Why BetterVet?

Our mobile veterinarians examine pets in their favorite spot - a comfy couch, a cozy pet bed, or even your lap! See how we work to keep pets relaxed and happy at home.

Veterinary Dental Care Breakdown

During a scheduled dental cleaning, your veterinarian will take a closer look at your pet’s dental health through x-rays (also called dental radiographs) and will complete a thorough cleaning and polishing. Any additional services your pet may need will be discussed with you.


Before the start of your pet’s dental procedure, we will typically administer pre-medication to help calm and sedate your pet and provide pain control. Anesthesia is also necessary before we begin your pet’s dental cleaning as it allows us to take X-rays, conduct an examination of your pet’s teeth, including under the gum line, and thoroughly clean your pet’s teeth.

Plaque and Tartar Removal

During a professional dental cleaning, your veterinarian will complete a scaling of your pet’s teeth to remove plaque and tartar both above and below the gum line.

Teeth Polishing

Typically the final step of your pet’s dental appointment, your veterinarian will polish and smooth the surfaces of your pet’s teeth to help protect the enamel and leave them looking shiny and clean!

Dental Surgery

In certain cases, a dental issue is revealed during an exam or cleaning that may require surgical intervention, most commonly tooth extractions. Your veterinarian will communicate with you and together, you can make the best plan for your pet.

Dental Prescriptions

If your pet underwent a procedure beyond a routine cleaning or is expected to be in some level of discomfort, we will ensure that we provide any prescriptions your pet may need.

What Our Clients Say

Micaela MacQuitty
BetterVet Orange County

My cat had dental surgery and everything went so smooth, I’m so happy with how everything went. They did the surgery in their van right outside our house so no transportation required which my cats absolutely hates. The best part is he got to come right back inside after and recover in the comfort of our home. Highly recommend if your pets hate going to the vet!!

Donna LeBlanc
BetterVet Boston
Had dental procedure done on my dog. Staff was caring and compassionate. Received calls prior and during procedure. Also received photos and videos. I highly recommend BetterVet.
BetterVet Palm Beach
I took my Chihuahua, Roxy in to have a tooth extracted that was infected. I was referred to "BetterVet" from a neighbor and I thank him tremendously. "The BetterVet team" took in Roxy and were so caring and sweet with her. I had just met the two gentlemen and felt so comfortable and trusting with my pet. Claudia his secretary called me the following day to ask me if everything was okay with Roxy and if I had any issues to please feel free to call "BetterVet"...I highly recommend the vet to anyone who would ask.
ML Ashe
BetterVet Austin
Couldn't be happier. Prompt, efficient, and friendly. Pre-cleaning dental appointment. All of my questions were answered. No fuss and speedy. Vet services most everywhere are expensive. Doesn't mean I need a lot of time spent to feel I get my money's worth. In fact, less stress overall if in and out, and that's what was provided. Thank you!
John Gross
BetterVet Eugene
Oral health is paramount to good health. This is the absolutely best dentist I have ever been to. His team is fantastic. You can’t do better.
Hadyn Craft
BetterVet Austin
Highly recommend my "BetterVet" for veterinary services! I was referred for dental work for my cat from another mobile vet in the area. I'm a cat owner, so mobile services are my number one priority but hard to find in the Austin area. It's a huge anxiety reducer to not have to put my cats in a carrier and drive them to a vets office because they usually require sedation to drive in the car. Scheduling: It was easy to set up a dental cleaning for my cat. I went to their website and filled out an online form, and they got back to me promptly. They were very informative and answered all of my questions via email.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should my pet have a dental cleaning?

How often your pet should have a dental cleaning depends on their individual needs, but after examining your pet’s teeth during a Wellness Visit, your veterinarian will make a recommendation based on your pet’s needs.

Do I need to prepare my pet for dental cleaning?

Your pet will need to be seen for a Wellness Exam within two months of a dental cleaning for pre-operative blood work and to make sure they are in good health. If your pet requires any other steps to get ready for their dental appointment your veterinarian will let you know ahead of time.

How soon can I schedule my pet's dental cleaning appointment?
After your pet has been seen for a Wellness Exam, you can schedule your pet’s dental cleaning at your earliest convenience.
Does pet insurance cover dental cleaning?
This will depend on your individual pet insurance policy. If dental cleaning is a covered service, we will be happy to provide any documentation needed to submit your claim. If you are a BetterVet Wellness Club member, your Wellness Exam prior to the dental cleaning will be included in your benefits.
What happens if the dental exam reveals an oral health issue in my pet?
If your pet’s dental exam or cleaning  reveals an oral health issue, your veterinarian will work with you to make the best plan for your pet and will go over any additional monitoring, care, or services your pet may need.
Are there any post-cleaning care instructions to follow after the dental exam?
Your veterinarian will provide post-appointment instructions that may include pain management
What qualifications do your veterinary staff have for conducting dental cleanings?
All of our veterinarians are board-certified in small animal medicine and have training and experience in pet dental exams, cleaning, and routine dental procedures.
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