2019 AAHA Dental Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats
Nonanesthetic scaling of teeth
Clients should be informed that groomers and others should never be allowed to scale a pet’s teeth. Scaling of teeth must always be accompanied by polishing and must only be done by trained veterinary personnel operating in a clinical setting with an anesthetized animal. Explain that NAD scaling is a cosmetic procedure, does not improve oral or systemic health, and can cause pain, fear, bleeding, and infection.
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