The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for the practice of companion animal dentistry for the veterinary profession. Dental care is necessary to provide optimum health and quality of life. Diseases of the oral cavity, if left untreated, are often painful and can contribute to other local or systemic diseases. This paper includes guidelines for materials and equipment, dental cleaning and evaluation, client communication, and pet home care.
AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats
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Steven E. Holmstrom, Jan Bellows, Ben Colmery, M. Lana Conway, Kate Knutson, Jeanne Vitoux; AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 1 September 2005; 41 (5): 277–283. doi: https://doi.org/10.5326/0410277
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