Healthcare & Emergency Animal Rescue Team
a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization
"On the Road Saving Lives"
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When making your payment, please consider making a contribution to our special fund which is specifically and solely used to provide dental services for pets owned by people experiencing homelessness. These pets often suffer in pain from dental issues such as broken teeth or severe periodontal disease. With your support, we are able to bring these much needed services to these beloved companions. A donation of $25, $50, $75, $100 or more would significantly help in our ongoing mission to keep these pets healthy and safe. Thank you for your compassion and generosity.
We provide affordable dental services for dogs & cats. Our mobile dental clinics are held by appointment only for pets whose owners are experiencing substantial financial hardships. If you do not fit into this category, we respectfully request that you reach out to your regular or other veterinarian for these services so as not to take up the limited space we have available for those who desperately need our services. (We may ask for proof of annual household income to establish your eligibility to participate).
We do not provide dental or other services under anesthesia for brachycephalic (flat-faced) breed animals such as Bulldogs, Boxers, Pugs, Pekingese, Persians, Himalayans, Burmese, Ragdolls, and possibly other breeds or mixed breeds, depending on each individual pet. These breeds should receive such services at a regular veterinary hospital. We also do not provide dental procedures for pets which are simply too large for our mobile unit to accommodate (usually those over 50 lbs), or pets we believe are at higher risk to safely perform the procedure.
Depending on your pets age and other health-related factors, we may require pre-diagnostic blood work and a chest x-ray prior to undergoing any anesthetic procedure. The reason for performing this lab work is to reduce risks associated with any anesthetic procedure. Your pet's health and safety is our number one priority.
We are able to provide any needed blood work at a substantially reduced price; however, we are not able to provide chest x-rays, so you would need those done at a regular veterinary hospital and then provide us with a copy.
An exam is always required by our veterinarian and is usually performed a couple of weeks prior to scheduling the actual dental procedure. The reason for this time frame is that often when pets need a dental cleaning they may also need to be placed on antibiotics for up to two weeks prior to the procedure if they have any existing infection (tooth or gum, etc.). Also, if any lab work or vaccines are needed, this will allow you time to acquire those services.
There is a non-refundable exam fee of $15 which is applied to the cost of your pet's dental procedure. Our comprehensive dental cleaning fee without extractions is $250. If, at the time of the exam we find that other dental conditions exist which need attention (such as extractions), we will inform you at the time of the exam and provide you with a written estimate at that time or soon after the exam.
All pets must be current on their vaccinations at least 2 weeks in advance of the dental procedure. (DOGS: Rabies, DHPP & Bordetella vaccines - CATS: Rabies, FVRCP & FeLV vaccines).
We maintain a high standard of care, providing conscientious and quality services for your pet. This is why we only take a very limited number of appointments at each clinic. To schedule an appointment, please complete and submit the CLINIC RESERVATION FORM below. Please note that the form is not in a format which is fillable online. You must print it, complete it, scan or take a clear picture of it on your smart phone and submit it via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 657-444-2210. If you have difficulty, please contact us.
If your pet does not need any vaccines or other services listed on the form, only check the "PRE-DENTAL EXAM" box. We will be in touch with you after we receive your Clinic Reservation Application form.