29005 N. 1100 East Road
Blackstone IL, 61313

Call Us 815-672-2555


Happy Tails Pet Hospital offers excellent dental care for dogs and cats

Regular, professional dental care is an important aspect in helping your pet stay healthy and live longer.  Dental disease represents more than just a cosmetic problem or bad breath.  Plaque and tartar that build-up on your pet’s teeth can lead to gingivitis.  Untreated gingivitis can progress to a more advanced form of periodontal disease, resulting in significant pain, bone loss, and infection for your pet.   Advanced dental disease can lead to tooth loss and irreversible damage to the heart valves, kidneys and other organs.

To maintain consistent oral health and promote preventative dental care, we recommend professional preventative dental care exams and cleanings. Professional dental treatments are performed when your pet is under anesthesia.

During a dental procedure we will:

  • Take digital dental x-rays to diagnose periodontal disease or bone loss below the gum line.
  • Complete ultrasonic scaling and root planning of your pet’s teeth, which removes plaque and tartar using modern and safe ultrasonic hand instruments and power scaling equipment to clean both above and below your pet’s gum line.
  • Polish your pet’s teeth to create a smooth surface that is more resistant to plaque and tartar buildup.
  • Utilize comprehensive pain management before, during, and after any oral procedure.
  • Extractions for severely infected teeth or fractured teeth.

Good dental care for your pet does not end after he or she leaves our hospital.  After your pet’s dental procedure or during your pet’s wellness exam, we provide our clients with education and training for at-home dental care, including how to brush your pet’s teeth, nutritional assessment and recommendations for good oral hygiene. Some recommendations would be; water additives that kill the bacteria which cause plaque build up, prescription food that scrapes tartar off the teeth and treats like Greenies.

We have a brochure on dental care for your pet.  Feel free to download and read the brochure at your leisure.

Call us today to schedule your pet’s dental exam!

Loren Bedeker
Hands down the most amazing vet clinic there is!
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Hands down the most amazing vet clinic there is! Dr. Dan, Dr. Jessica and the rest of the staff are the most caring and compassionate individuals you want caring for your pets. They empathize with you and deeply care for our four-legged children! I will never go anywhere else but Happy Tails!
Cheryl Ruddy
We love Dr. Jess and staff!
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We love Dr. Jess and staff! As a breeder it is very important to have a good connection with the vet you work with on a regular basis. Dr. Jess always makes it a priority to have a great connection with you and your pet, she gets down on their level and interacts with them making the visit a very positive experience for both the owner and pet. She is very knowledgeable and I fully trust the advice she gives is what's best for my pets. Dr. Jess really has a passion for what she does and it shows every time we are in the office.
Jordyn Casey
No other place better to take your dogs!
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No other place better to take your dogs. We’ve taken all of our 24 dogs over the years there! Never had a problem. Vets are compassionate and the techs show nothing but love to your animals, as if they were taking care of their own.
Jackie Braham
This vet is the best!
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This vet is the best! Dr Jess and Dr Dan are very loving and compassionate to our fur babies. Dr jess has been a big part of our fur family and treats my babies with all the love she has..will never go to anyone else!!
Haley Blair
They are both extremely knowledgeable and caring
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I have nothing but great things to say about HT. We first started to bring our new dog out there after being referred to them by a friend. They have helped our dog through many issues (that were/are caused by overbreeding). And they even saved her life when she fell deathly ill and had to have emergency surgery.
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