Heart of Ankeny Animal Hospital

701 Ordnance Rd.
Ankeny, IA 50023



Dental Care

Your pet’s teeth develop tartar buildup from bacteria and food just like human teeth do! Routine brushing at home and routine professional cleanings in hospital can help prevent the development of periodontal disease. If allowed to progress year after year, periodontal disease can actually cause severe damage to the gums and underlying bone, as well as cause tooth loss and local or systemic infection.

Getting your pet's teeth professionally cleaned once every year or two will dramatically boost their health and well-being! While your pet is under full anesthesia, we thoroughly scale, polish, and inspect each tooth. We then perform digital dental radiography, which allows us to thoroughly evaluate each tooth from tip to root. While your pet's teeth may look healthy to the eye, several issues can actually occur underneath the gum line. 


Below are examples of the difference a dental cleaning can make!


Canine - Before   

Canine - After

Feline - Before

Feline - After


We believe routine dental care is vital to your pet's overall health! Ask us about our dental health product recommendations today. We sell dental chews, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental wipes that make it easier for you to take care of your pet's teeth at home!