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Can AnimalKind trainers offer anesthesia-free dental services?

No, AnimalKind accredited dog training businesses may not sell or promote non-professional dental scaling services (also known as “anesthesia-free dentals”, “cosmetic cleaning of the visible portion of a dog’s teeth”, and “above the gum line dental care”).

The BC SPCA recommends that guardians obtain advice on their dogs’ dental health from a veterinarian. The BC SPCA does not condone the provision of dental services by non-veterinarians due to the potential to induce high levels of stress and fear from animal handling and restraint practices and the health risk to dogs from undiagnosed dental disease.