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The Family Pet

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6005 15th Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: 206.784.3810
Fax: 206.892.9696

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Pet Teeth Cleaning/Extractions

During your pet’s yearly wellness exam it may be determined that they need a dental cleaning. Dental cleaning, or prophylaxis, is performed under general anesthesia. This procedure involves cleaning the surface of each tooth as well as under the gum line where bacteria, food, and tartar build up. To ensure your pet’s safety preoperative blood work is performed prior to anesthesia. While under anesthesia a thorough oral examination will be performed by your veterinarian to check for fractures, periodontal disease, and other abnormalities. Sometimes teeth need to be extracted due to excessive dental disease. Dental x-rays aid in this evaluation process. Over 60% of dental disease occurs below the gum line so it is impossible to thoroughly evaluate teeth for painful disease without taking x-rays of the roots.

The Family Pet uses digital radiography which uses approximately 2/3 less x-radiation to instantly produce a very detailed image on a computer screen.  This image can be enlarged or enhanced for a quicker, more accurate diagnosis. Once diseased teeth are identified they can be appropriately treated or extracted to make your pet pain free and comfortable! Images are then saved to your pet's electronic medical record for retrieval and sharing. Dental x-rays have greatly enhanced the practice of veterinary dentistry by allowing instant viewing, enhancement possibilities, and eliminating the use of harmful chemicals!

The importance of dental health cannot be emphasized enough. Routine dental care is as important for your pet as it is for you. When it comes to extending the quality of your pet's life, we believe that regular dental care is second only to good nutrition in degree of importance. Bacteria that live in the tartar on your pet's teeth produce toxins that are absorbed into the blood, and slowly damage your pet's kidneys and liver. Through regular dental exams, and polishing, the bacteria are minimized, and your pet's life is enhanced and extended. We recommend at home dental care when possible and an evaluation of the teeth by our veterinarian on a regular basis. Your pet's teeth should be thoroughly examined, cleaned, and polished every few years.

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The Family Pet is Open 7 Days a Week!
Non-Anesthetic Dentals
Call 206-784-3810 to schedule an appointment to have your pet's teeth cleaned while they are awake!
Did You Know?
  • DROP OFF EMERGENCIES are seen during business hours 7 days a week. (Appointment Not Required) Please See Details
  • All Pet Insurance is Accepted
  • CT Scan for Pets - The Family Pet has one of the few  CT Scanner for pets in the Seattle area.
  • Generic Medications We offer generic medications to help keep finances in mind. (thyroid supplements, antibiotics...)
  • Treat Itchy Dogs Without Steriods! We now carry Cytopoint and the difference it has made to our allergy patients is remarkable!
  • Experienced Export Experts for pets moving overseas. We are a provider of pet health certificates for several pet relocation services.

Ample Parking - In addition to our off street parking lot, there is free 2 hour street parking on 15th Ave NW in front of the Seattle Mattress store just north of our alley and free 30 minute street parking on 15th on the block just south of 60th street in front on Pasta Bella.

New Client Referral Program
NEW CLIENTS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME! Current clients who refer friends & family get $15 credit on their account AND their friend or family gets $15 off too! All you need is our business card!

Services, Appointments, Forms

Services We strive to provide complete care for our patients. Learn more about all the services we provide.

Request an Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office.


Meet The Team

Our goal has always been to assemble a veterinary health care team committed to providing exceptional client service and veterinary health care.

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"Most thoughtful vet we've been to. They really love our animals."  - Will K. 

"I had my second visit to The Family Pet yesterday. I was again delighted with the great care and service I received."   - Cathy S. 

"Very caring and thorough in exams and explanations. Now taking my second dog to them. Easy to get to with on site parking helps too. Do grooming too! Drs. Hilmoe and Nagasako both are terrific." - Rebecca B.

"A vet that walks in and joins your very scared kitty on the floor is the best kind of vet. Ella and I thank you! - Brandi B.

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The Family Pet Veterinary Hospital, Barnyard Pet Vet and Seattle Veterinary Imaging
6005 15th Ave NW, Seattle, WA 98107 Phone: 206.784.3810, FAX: 206.892.9696

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The Family Pet Veterinary Hospital and Affiliates are Members of:

American Association of Small Ruminant Practitioners

Greater Seattle Business Association

American Mini Pig Association

Puget Sound Veterinary Medical Association

American Veterinary Medical Association

Washington State Veterinary Medical Association

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