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Small Animal Emergency Clinic 

5127 Canyon Drive

Amarillo, TX 79110

(806) 352-2277

Urgent Care at SAC

3102 45th Ave.

STE 150

806.355.9445

SAC at Hillside

6204 Hillside Rd. STE 1000

806.803.9105

SAC at 45th

3102 45th Ave.

STE 100

806.355.9443

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5:00PM-9:15PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

MONDAY - FRIDAY

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Saturday: 8:00AM-5:00PM

Sunday: Closed

MONDAY - FRIDAY

7:00AM-7:00PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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Services

Oral and Dental

Health

Often overlooked as it relates to a pet's comprehensive health status, animal dental care is needed to provide quality of life and optimal well-being. If left untreated, diseases of the mouth, gums or jaw are not only painful to your companion, but may also be contributing factors to more widespread systemic disease processes. The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 70-85% of dogs and cats show signs of oral disease by age 3.

The beginning and severity of periodontal disease depends on age, breed, diet and at-home care, with younger, with small-breed dogs typically presenting with infection earlier than large-breed dogs. Abnormal signs and symptoms of dental abnormalities include: pain, bad breath, excessive drooling, fractured or loose teeth, swelling or bleeding of the gums, tumors, sores or wounds.

While it is understandable that pet owners may be concerned about bad breath and unsightly tartar accumulation, regular dental care is more than cosmetic: Tartar and plaque, often invaded by bacteria, need to be removed to counteract subsequent infection, gingivitis or pyorrhea (infection of tissues surrounding the teeth), with 60% of disease occurring below the gum line.