The history of Houndstooth

Around 25 years ago , Kathy Shafer and her sister Dali ,two remarkable lovers of animals with a dental obsession,  began  a quest to cure problematic breath odor for pets whose guardian owners preferred an alternative to cleanings under anesthesia.

Hence, Houndstooth was born as "the cure for dragon breath" for our furry friends.

Houndstooth Non-Anesthetic Veterinary Dental (NAVD) has specialized in preventative dental care for dogs & cats for nearly three decades and is regarded as the premiere provider in this unique field. We offer thorough dental cleanings without the use of anesthetics.

Non-anesthetic dental cleanings offer a safe, affordable option to standard anesthetic-based cleanings.  By combining extensive training and Houndstooth’s gentle handling techniques, our technicians are able to effectively clean both above & below the gum line and polish while your pet remains alert & comfortable.     

By eliminating the risks of anesthesia, regular dental care can be provided for most pets, including high risk breeds, pets with medical conditions and those whose guardians want to avoid anesthesia.

Houndstooth veterinary technicians are certified professionals specializing in the unique dental needs of pets. They are highly skilled in all levels of pet dental hygiene & the detection of abnormal dental conditions. 

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