Dentistry

Providing your pet with quality dental care does much more than just prevent bad breath. Without the proper care and attention, your companion’s teeth and gums can become a haven for bacteria, which can eventually lead to dental disease, a serious condition that can wreak havoc on his or her entire body. Periodontal disease is something that affects the majority of adult dogs and cats, but the good news is it’s preventable, provided you make a commitment to pet dentistry, both professional and at home.

Animal Hospital of Ludington has everything your pet needs to enjoy a healthy, happy mouth. We offer professional pet dentistry services including routine and preventative care, such as cleanings and exams, as well as the treatment of existing oral health conditions. Our team is highly skilled in the most modern pet dentistry techniques and we employ the use of cutting edge tools to provide your pet with the best available oral health care. Even if you’ve never paid much mind to your pet’s teeth, it’s never too late to start!

In addition to our role as your companion’s dentist, you also play an important role in helping your animal companion maintain good dental health. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff will be happy to work with you to offer advice and guidance on dental care techniques that you can use at home to keep your pet’s teeth and gums clean in between vet visits. Together we will work hard to help your pet achieve a lifetime of good oral health.

  • What our clients have to say…

    • Jen Ely

      We've been taking our dogs here for the least 10+ years and they are compassionate and caring with our pets and very informative when special care is needed. Truly grateful they are our vet.

    • Greg Mary Vukovich

      We would like to thank Dr. Steve and Dr. Leslie for being there for CB with excellent care.. Dr. Steve was there from the beginning and he made CB's transition at the end very peaceful and easy for us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we are forever gratelful!!!!

    • Brad Pinkerton

      Thank you to the staff at Animal Hospital of Ludington and especially Dr Paxton. We had no choice but to put our beloved Jasmine to sleep due to her condition. It was amongst the worst day of our lives. Dr Paxton and his wonderful staff treated us with the ultimate compassion and patience. The office even followed up within a few days later with a signed condolence card, a cast of her paw prints and a bottle with a bit of her fur. Janni and I are forever indebted to the kindness they showed to us. I HIGHLY recommend this office to anyone needing vet care for their pets.

    • Jacklyn Osgood

      Dr.'s Paxton and all the employees are professionals. Your furry friends will be getting excellent care. Totally recommend.

    • Jill Lyn

      Just want to say The Vet did an amazing job. She was Awesome. She answered all our questions and was wonderful. They vet tech was amazing too. Thank you for taking care of my baby..

    • Shawn Bennett

      Wonderful staff. Nola could not possibly have been in better hands.

    • Renee Bernardi

      A big thank you to Dr. Paxton for agreeing to be Tessa’s new vet and participate in the Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. We moved to Michigan from Indiana just over 2 years ago and have been struggling to find a vet willing to participate which meant driving 3 1/2 hours each way once a year to our former vet. Dr. Paxton and his staff are wonderful. So glad I can finally say I have a vet I can trust my fur babies with.