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					         Animal Clinic East 1414 Gunbarrel Road Chattanooga, TN 37421 (423) 894-8495
         Animal Clinic Inc. 2223 East 23rd Street Chattanooga, TN 37404 (423) 698-2401

Thank you for allowing Animal Clinic East to provide dental care for your pet.

Dental Health
         More than 85% of dogs and cats that are older than 4 years of age have periodontal
disease, a condition in which bacteria attacks the soft gum tissue. Bacteria from the teeth and
gums can enter the bloodstream and may travel to major organs and cause infection. Among
organs that are most often affected are the lung, heart, kidneys, and liver. Parts of the nervous
system may be affected as well. Although these infections are usually treatable when caught at
an early stage, they can cause serious damage to these organs and, if not caught in time, may
cause death. Your veterinarian recommends regular dental cleanings and home dental care.

Each Dental Cleaning Includes the Following:
       Ultrasonic scaling – Accumulated tartar and calculus is removed by ultrasonic and hand
        scaling.
       Teeth Pulled (If deemed medically necessary) – Teeth that are loose, beyond repair,
        and are a health risk to your pet will be extracted. Sometimes there is so much tartar on
        the teeth that the tartar is actually holding the teeth in place, so teeth that may not have
        appeared loose are pulled for the continued health of your pet. Additional charges apply.
       Polishing – The teeth are polished to slow down formation of new plaque, tartar, and
        calculus.
       Gum Probing –Gums are probed to check for pockets more than 3 mm deep. If any
        deep pockets are found, your veterinarian may recommend that they be filled at an
        additional charge.
       Antibiotics – An antibiotic will be prescribed for your pet at an additional cost to the
        dental cleaning for the safety and well being of you pet.

Recommended Pre-Operative Choices (additional charges apply):

       Oravet –An in-clinic application of Oravet barrier sealant protects cleaned teeth by
        preventing bacteria from sticking to the teeth. To maintain this protective barrier, you
        apply Oravet Plaque Prevention Gel to your pet’s gum line weekly at home. Oravet
        reduces bacteria that causes bad breath and may help extend the time between dental
        cleanings. To maintain the protective barrier, an Oravet take-home kit is recommended.
        The kit includes an 8 week supply for an additional cost.
       Please see next page for general surgery options

Home Dental Care
        Regular brushing is an important part of your preventative dental program. A special
toothbrush and toothpaste for pets are recommended. Your veterinarian can show you the proper
way to brush your pet’s teeth. If you opted for Oravet application during your pet’s dental
cleaning, weekly home-application is recommended. Feeding your pet a coarse textured food
may help prevent accumulation of plaque, tartar, and calculus.

        Information provided by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).
        Animal Clinic East 1414 Gunbarrel Road Chattanooga, TN 37421 (423) 894-8495
          Animal Clinic Inc. 2223 East 23 St. Chattanooga, TN 37404 (423) 698-2401


Thank you for allowing Animal Clinic East to provide surgical services for your pet.

Each Surgery Includes the Following:

       A thorough pre-surgical physical exam
       Surgical Procedure – this includes the doctor’s time and surgical assistant’s time.
       Anesthesia – at A.C.E, we use Isoflurane and Sevoflurane, which are safer gas
        anesthetics
       Operating room fees – this includes patient preparation, monitoring, and surgical
        recovery.
       Dismissal instructions – either the veterinary technician or the veterinarian will review
        with you post-operative instructions and answer any questions you may have.

Recommended Pre-Operative Choices (additional charges apply):

       Pain management – Pain is more than an unpleasant sensation. If left untreated, it can
        lead to suffering, harmful physical effects, and interfere with the healing process. Your
        pet will receive an injection before surgery, to reduce pain and discomfort as well as to
        aid in rapid recovery. If warranted, oral pain medication may be sent home for your pet
        at an additional cost.
       Pre-Anesthetic Blood Testing – Like you, our greatest concern is the well being of your
        pet. By performing a pre-anesthetic blood profile, it allows us to maximize patient
        safety and alert the doctor to the presence of dehydration, anemia, infection, diabetes,
        and/or kidney or liver disease which could complicate the procedure. These conditions
        may not be detected without a pre-anesthetic profile. State of the art equipment enables
        us to perform the pre-anesthetic blood profile at our clinic. Results will be immediately
        available for the doctor to examine before surgery and/or anesthesia.
       Peri Operative IV Fluids – With any surgery, peri–operative fluids support your pet’s
        organ function during and after the surgical procedure by aiding in the break down and
        elimination of the anesthesia. Also, if any complications should arise there is an IV
        catheter in place which allows the doctor to administer medication and antibiotics that
        have an immediate response to aid in the recovery of your pet.
       Propofol Anesthesia- Is a rapid recovery anesthesia used in human surgical procedures
        today. Propofol is unlike many other anesthesias used in veterinary medicine. Most
        require the kidney and the liver to break down and eliminate the anesthesia, considerably
        lengthening post operative recovery time. Propofol anesthesia breaks down and
        dissipates naturally in the body, not requiring the aid of the kidneys or liver, greatly
        reducing your pet’s post operative recovery time when combined with our gas anesthetic
        agents. This is especially recommended on smaller breeds, pets that are overweight and
        our senior loved ones.
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