Teeth cleaning without anesthesia for dogs & cats

in Connecticut, New York & Massachusetts States

We do not use towels, leashes, straitjackets, sedatives, or painkillers during anesthesia-free teeth cleaning for dogs and cats. The safety of the procedure is our highest priority.

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Smile4Pet provides professional anesthesia-free teeth cleaning under the supervision of licensed veterinarians in our third-party locations and house-call service when our dental technician comes to your house/apartment.

We clean teeth for dogs and cats of all breeds and sizes without anesthesia, sedatives, or restraining equipment of any mind in Connecticut, New York,  and Massachusetts.

Smile4Pet offers a safe, affordable alternative to standard anesthetic-based cleanings.


Customers about us:

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Kay Wahrsager
Kay Wahrsager
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Totally perfect and Monty was very pleased not to miss breakfast or have anesthesia. A great experience
Tania Kokid
Tania Kokid
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Came as a house call for my dog Amelia and it went so smooth! He was so gentle with her and was very good at keeping her calm during the whole process. Very professional!
Julia K. Seymour
Julia K. Seymour
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We had an amazing experience with Dimitri. My dog’s teeth are bright white after having a cleaning, and I couldn’t be happier with the service. I would have expected my dog to go under to have such a thorough service. I would highly recommend this company and the service to anyone. Thank you so much for the excellent job!
Adrienne Preuss
Adrienne Preuss
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The work he does is really an essential for pet owners and he knows how to handle animals with the utmost care and get them to trust him with sharp objects in their mouths! The results are incredible and keep your pup from having to get anesthesia before it’s needed. Would recommend it to any dog owner!
Kaylani Christine Morrison
Kaylani Christine Morrison
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D came and was extremely professional and gentle with my dog. My dog's teeth are great!
Kathryn Field
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This is obviously a very unique procedure, especially as a house call. Dmitri was friendly, polite, and very respectful. I have a 10lb pomeranian mix and he was so wonderful with her. I hate putting her under for cleanings although sometimes it may be necessary. He gave me so much great information for the future and really cares about what he does. I’ll use them in between surgical cleanings as needed always. Thank you!
Jackie Rogers
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Such a wonderful experience for us and our pet! Dimitri was excellent and taught us a lot about the process and what we can do at home. Highly recommend!
Makalita Wilson
Makalita Wilson
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Dmitrii does a fantastic job cleaning my dog's teeth without anesthesia-free he’s very professional he was come my dog down and then he started cleaning his teeth without any restraints on him or pulling him is an unbelievable fantastic job I give them five stars and they are my dentist now for my dog thank you
Stephanie Stephanie
Stephanie Stephanie
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Wonderful experience - we've been several times to visit D to have my dog's teeth cleaned. She is very comfortable with him.
Erin Zobrak
Erin Zobrak
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D was so wonderful with my dog Penny. Her teeth look fabulous and the best part, no anesthesia ! He really was so pleasant and took his time
Stasy Skipitaris Halkias
Stasy Skipitaris Halkias
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Smile4pet tech was professional and did a great job cleaning my 14yr old dogs' teeth
Sarleen Collazo
Sarleen Collazo
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Smile4pet tech was such a gentle, friendly, and amazing person with my dog. This was such a great experience and I would recommend him to anyone. He is very knowledgeable and you can see his love for the animals. I definitely encourage others to try this!
Nicole Carpentieri
Nicole Carpentieri
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We had a wonderful experience with Dimitri. He was personable and handled Gino with care. The before and after is amazing and I love that Gino did not have to go under anesthesia to get his teeth cleaned. Definitely recommend and will continue to maintain teeth cleanings with Smile4pet
Lisette Joslynn
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A big thank you to Smile For Pet anesthesia-free teeth cleaning. They did a fantastic job. I have a Chihuahua that can't be sedated for teeth cleaning because of health issues. D did a great job keeping my dog calm and comfortable while cleaning his teeth and if you've ever had a Chihuahua you know that's next to impossible. I will be booking another appointment in 6 months. So happy to have found this service.

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anesthesia-free teeth cleaning
$ 195
  • Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Cleaning
  • Oral health Consultation


anesthesia-free teeth cleaning
$ 235
  • Anesthesia Free Pet Dental Cleaning
  • Professional Teeth Polishing
  • Oral health Consultation


*with appointment in Vet office
$ 90
  • thermometry
  • palpation of internal organs
  • examination of skin
  • mucous membranes

NO CHARGE for coming; You pay only if teeth cleaning is done; Not all pets are good candidates

– Price is listed per one dog or pet one cat

– Appointments only

– You might pay with cash, Zelle, bank check, Paypal credit/debit card, ApplePay/SamsungPay; NO Venmo

– State sales tax might be applied (CT – 6.35%; NY – 4%; MA -6.25%)

Prices in NY and MA states differ from the one in Connecticut state; The price that is listed above is for the Connecticut state

Additional Pricing for Manhattan Customers Below 60th Street: Customers residing between 1st and 60th Streets in Manhattan, NYC, may be subject to additional charges once the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) initiates its new city TOLL (congestion pricing plan) program. This includes an extra toll fee for house call appointments within this area. Please note, these changes are dependent on the MTA’s future decisions and will be communicated in advance

– Physical (Physical exam); if the service is provided in a veterinarian’s office, it is required to review the condition of overall pet & oral pet health to determine if your pet is fit for non-anesthetic teeth cleaning service; Veterinarian Physical Exam fee is non-refundable; Each Vet office has its’ own regulations & policies on fees and charges

How it works?


Book an appointment and wait for confirmation text message on you phone (10 min)


– Please do not feed  your pet in an hour before appointment;

– Walk your pet an extra 15 min


Be amazed to see the result (we do before and after photos); Get rid off horrible mouth smell


Most common questions about Anesthesia-free (non-anesthetic) teeth cleaning services for dogs & cats Smile4pet

We will provide a pre-dental veterinary exam to determine whether the pet is a good candidate for teeth cleaning without anesthetics. Eligible patients include:                                             

  • Young pets need their 1st dental trophy.
  • Senior pets, for which antistatic is too risky                                                                                  
  • Pets with healthy gingiva & mild to heavy supragingival calculus. 
  • Pets with health conditions that make them at high risk for anesthesia.
  • Pets with stages 0-3 periodontal disease ( read more about four stages of periodontal diseases), including “high-risk” breeds such as
    • Brachys (bulldogs, pugs, boxers, Boston terriers, as well as cats with “pushed-in” faces)
    • Sighthounds (greyhound, whippet, Italian greyhound, Afghan hound, Borzoi, Irish wolfhound, and the Saluki)
    • Herding Breeds (Collie, Border collie, Australian shepherd, and the Shelties)
    • Toy Breeds
    • Giant Breeds (Newfoundlands or Great Pyrenees)
    • Doberman Pinscher
    • Boxers Breeds

Dental disease is more than just a cosmetic issue — when your canine companion or feline friend has red gums, yellow teeth, and stinky breath, it could be a sign of severe oral disease that could, if left untreated, lead to devastating effects on your pet’s quality of life. Neglecting your pet’s teeth and gums can cause chronic pain issues that may even be at the center of some behavioral problems. The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some oral disease by 3. There are nine reasons why the care of your animal’s teeth is so crucial:

  • A pet with healthy teeth equals a pet with better breath!
  • Dental disease can lead to problems with your pet’s organs. Bacteria under the gum can travel to the heart, kidneys, and liver.
  • Retained baby teeth can cause problems in pets too!

Did you know that dogs have 42 teeth and cats have 30 teeth? Before their adult teeth grow in, though, their baby teeth have to fall out. Sometimes, not all of the baby teeth want to come out, leading to problems like gum irritation and tartar buildup.

  • Caring for your pet’s teeth can prevent other health problems, saving you tons of money over the long term!
  • You need regular dental care, and you brush your teeth every day – why wouldn’t your pets?

Regular at-home dental care can help improve the health of your pet’s mouth and lengthen the intervals between professional Smile4Pet cleanings.

  • Did you know that 4 out of 5 dogs have had some periodontal disease over three years?

The buildup of Plaque can cause it, so it’s essential to have regular dental checkups and cleanings with anesthesia or without.

Periodontal disease is a progressive disease of the supporting tissues surrounding teeth and the primary cause of early tooth loss. Periodontal disease starts when bacteria combine with food particles to form plaque on the teeth.

Within days, minerals in the saliva bond with the Plaque to form Tartar, a hard substance that adheres to the teeth. The bacteria work their way under the gums and cause gingivitis — inflammation of the gums. Once under the gums, bacteria destroy the supporting tissue around the tooth, leading to tooth loss. This condition is known as periodontitis. Learn more about STAGES OF PERIODONTAL DISEASES

  • Pets that don’t get dental care can painfully lose their teeth – this can be painful and cause serious health problems.
  • Your dog and cat are very good at hiding pain – you might never know that your pet has a severe dental problem until it’s very advanced.

This is another reason it’s crucial to take your pet in for regular dental checkups.

  • Teeth wear out!

Your pets are tough on their teeth. Learn the symptoms to keep your pet from experiencing the pain of severely worn teeth.

Here are the most common symptoms:

Bad Breath

 The activity of pathogenic microflora causes putrefactive decay of tissues and provokes inflammatory reactions, which causes an unpleasant smell. Teeth cleaning helps neutralize oral microflora and get rid of the unpleasant aroma.

Inflamed Gums (Gingivitis) 

It shows itself in the form of swollen, reddened, and achy gums. All of this is a consequence of the activity of pathogenic microorganisms that multiply intensively in the oral cavity. The formation of plaque results from the movement of bacteria processing food leftover in the oral cavity. Bacteria use the remnants of food, simultaneously forming Plaque. The food falls between the gum line and the tooth’s root; an inflammatory reaction will occur. This can cause a severe toothache, and in some cases, “harmless” gingivitis can degrade the bone tissue of dental alveoli and even cause inflammation of the jaw bone.

Dark spots, Tartar, and Plaque on the Surface of the Enamel

Plaque accumulates on the teeth, mineralizing and hardening and becoming Tartar. Tartar is very damaging to a dog’s oral and overall health of your pet.

Flux (Swelling of the Muzzle)

Flux is one of the most visible and typical signs of problems with teeth and gums. If the infection is severe, the gum and surrounding tissues visibly inflame. Sometimes it is a slight swelling, and sometimes the dog’s muzzle looks exceptionally swollen. With such severe symptoms, teeth cleaning and removing a plague would not be enough to treat the issue at hand.

Loss of Appetite

A swollen or infected gum line may cause a lack of appetite.


Pathogenic microflora can get into the sinus cavity when there are constant sources of infection in the mouth in Tartar, Plaque, inflamed gums, etc. These might cause rhinitis and frequent sneezing.

Our office is located in Cromwell, CT; from were we travel to our patience

  • Connecticut state – available every weekday from 8 am to 7 pm
  • Massachusetts state (Hampden & Worcester (Webster, Southbridge) counties) – once per month
  • New York State (NYC, Westchester & Nassau countries) – twice per month

Our service area for “house-calls”:

  • Connecticut state
  • Massachusetts state (Hampden & Worcester (Webster, Southbridge) counties)
  • New York State (NYC, Westchester & Nassau countries)

We’re planning to re-open our vet locations by the end of 2022

We recommend to schedule pet oral hygiene twice times a year. In some cases, if the dog’s (or cats) teeth are not given enough attention, the procedure should be performed more often – once per four months. If you will be following our recommendations and brush pet’s teeth every day – you would need us more then once in 9 months.

In come cases the recommended due is 6 or 12 months

The procedure consists of several step steps:

  1. Physical examination (PE) – the review aims to see if your pet is a good candidate for dental cleaning without anesthesia. They are two main reasons why a dog or a cat is not a good candidate for Anesthesia-free teeth cleaning; Read more about this below.
  2. Once the procedure is approved, we can proceed. Every cleaning is statting with communication with a pet. The technician tries to determine the pet’s character type and the nature of the pet; Is the pet is fearful or aggressive. 
  3. Our staff will also determine if the pet is tolerant to ultrasound equipment (cavitation). The ultrasonic scaler is our primary tool; The combination of professional dental equipment and skills makes teeth cleaning safe and efficient. 
  4. The dental tech sits on the floor; a pet is between its legs. The technician is in the posture taken from the yoga practice (Sukhasana).
  5.  The tech put its leg over the pet’s body. There is no pressure on the body. The dog’s head is on the inside of the thigh. Once the character and behavior patterns of the animal are understood, the technician proceeds directly to anesthesia-free teeth cleaning. 
  6. The most significant parts of the tartar and plaque are removed during the initial cleaning phase. Usually, cleaning starts from the back teeth: molars, premolars, and the dental tech moves slowly to the front incisors. 
  7. After the central part of the cleaning is done, we polish the pet’s teeth. This manipulation smoothed all the irregularities and nicks on the enamel, making the surface perfectly smooth. Smoother the enamel surface of the teeth, the less probability that the tartar would build up in the nearest future. It is a simple but effective tool for strengthening enamel and preventing dental disease.
  8. The final part of teeth cleaning without anesthesia is the presentation of the work. We take photos before and after

Keeping your pet’s teeth clean is not just our job or a veterinarian’s; it’s also the owner’s duty to take good oral care. 

That is why we show a simple and effective technique that will help you brush your pet’s teeth without any discomfort to you or your lovely puppy.

We do not use towels, leashes, straitjackets, sedatives, painkillers, or anesthesia in our service. All we need to succeed in non-anesthetic teeth cleaning are a great experience, professional equipment, and great love of pets.

Not all pets are good candidates for Anesthesia-free teeth cleaning due to three main reasons:
The first one – is a behavior issue (the pet is highly aggressive or very stressed out)

The second and main one is the medical conditions of the gums. Suppose they are very puffy or irritated, or sometimes even bleeding. All of these are sights of persistent periodontal disease.

In that case, skipping hygiene and getting the complete veterinarian treatment under anesthesia is better. Our service would help immensely, but it wouldn’t cure your pet.
The third one is the need for extractions:
For example: sometimes, your pet needs to have one or more teeth extracted. An extraction is a procedure that should only be performed under general anesthesia.

Although the list of contraindications seems impressive, our 6-year experience shows that hygiene can be done in 93% of dogs and 75% of cats.
We do not charge for our services if your animal is not a good candidate for the procedure.

Not. Anesthesia-free teeth cleaning is not painful at all. Some breeds are more sensitive; some are less. Ultrasonic cleaning may not be comfortable due to the high frequency of the equipment, especially for young patients. If ultrasonic is not an option, which might be the case – we do hand scaling. It might be longer, but the result will be sparkling white like with the usage of cavatron (ultrasonic scaler). 

  • Dog – 40-50 minutes
  • Cat – 25-30 minutes

the time for the second and subsequent procedures is slightly shorter

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Articles about pet care & dental

We dedicate a lot of time to sharing the knowledge that our team has gathered from over 11 years of experience in different pet care companies & vet offices. In this tab, you can find articles on a variety of topics, from the oral cavity to a character description of different breeds

Important message

Due to a shortage in staffing, we are currently suspending our operations in Vet locations, but you are welcome to book a HOUSE-CALLS

 We are looking forward to resuming making Pets Smile in 2022!

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