Busselton Vet Hospital

Pet Dental Health

We offer professional pet dentistry services, including routine preventative care as well as the advanced treatment of existing oral health problems.


Ever wondered where you can get your dog or cats teeth cleaned in Busselton?

Or perhaps you didn’t realise that your pet had dental disease?
If that is the case don’t be alarmed there is lots we can do to help you at Busselton Vet Hospital.

We love looking after your pets teeth and want to see your pet have a healthy mouth for their entire life

dental suite
What do I do to get my pets teeth checked?
If you haven’t had your pets teeth checked in the last 6 months or you know that your pet has a problem with their teeth that you would like us to look at please give us a call and book in for a DENTAL CHECK so that we can assess your pet’s mouth and give you a plan for ongoing dental health. Our staff are all highly trained in all things dental and eager to help you keeping your pet a healthy pet 4 life.
What can you do?
Whether we show you how to brush your pet’s teeth, recommend a new diet to help keep the furry stuff away or do a procedure to scale and polish your pets teeth to get them back to sparkling white, there is an option to suit any pet and their owner.
Does your pet have dental Disease?

Most pet owners don’t realise that their pet has some form of dental disease. It’s ok most animals do. These can vary from a little bit of plaque or tartar to broken teeth or teeth that are completely rotten. You may have noticed that your pet has bad breath or is having trouble eating their food. We can help with these problems. Your pet needs these things taken care of before they start to cause other problems with their health.

What if my pet needs some teeth removed?

It is quite common for pets to need to have some teeth removed. Although this does add to their surgery time, they recover very well from having extractions and definitely feel better once they have the problem tooth or teeth out. Lots of our owners report that their pet is eating better and are more active after their dental procedure here. Especially happy are the owners whose dogs manage to get a spot on the bed at night or get kisses from their dogs as they don’t have to deal with the doggy breath. 

What if my pet needs a dental assessment and/or cleaning?

Then your pet is not alone. 80% of pets that we see do need some dental attention. The good news is that a Scale, Polish & Assessment (or SPA) is a routine procedure and we do them every day, so our vets and nurses are really experienced. Part of your pets SPA Procedure will involve dental X-rays which are essential for us to fully assess what is happening in your pet’s mouth. The dental X-rays above belong to Gus, who is a Miniature Schnauzer. Gus came in for a Healthy Pets 4 Life check-up and dental and although his mouth appears normal to the eye, the X-rays revealed disease below the gum line that needed our attention; luckily we caught it on the X-rays. It was after treating Gus that we began to include dental X-rays in our routine dental procedures so we didn’t miss any more sore teeth that needed treating.

This picture shows a healthy gum line – you can see the healthy tooth roots below the gum line which in the grey area

This picture show disease under the gum line that we couldn’t see or find with dental probing

In this video, Dr. Nigel is removing one of Summer’s teeth. It is a video of a live surgery, so may not be for everyone.