I, the undersigned, certify that I am the owner, or authorized agent for the owner, of the
animal listed above. I authorize the Veterinarian(s) and staff of Strong Veterinary
Hospital to perform the procedure(s) listed above and/or on the estimate for my animal. I
authorize the use of anesthesia and other medication as deemed necessary by the
veterinarian and understand that hospital personnel will be employed in the procedure(s)
as directed by the veterinarian.
I have been informed that a routine Dental Prophylactic procedure consists of removal of
tartar(calculus), scaling the surface of each tooth, polishing the teeth. A comprehensive
oral examination under anesthesia may detect further periodontal disease problems by
measuring for pockets, and dental calculus hiding underlying cavities or fractures. When
any of a pet’s teeth cannot be treated or repaired to a healthy, comfortable, and
functional condition, the normal procedure is removal(extraction) of these teeth. I
understand that generally the amount of damage to pet’s teeth varies from minor to
extreme, and usually cannot be evaluated accurately until the pet is under anesthesia
and the teeth are clean.