Meet Dr. Ziggy

Our dental therapy dog in Sammamish, WA.

Dogtor Ziggy

“Hi! I’m Dogtor Ziggy! I am Dr. Madhavan’s partner for your comfort. If you feel nervous or just want some company during your visit, I’m here to lend a helping paw!”

How Can Dogtor Ziggy Help With Dental Anxiety

We're glad you asked!

At Asha Madhavan DDS, we do our best to make you feel relaxed and at ease during your visits with us. One of the ways we do this is by offering the services of a dental therapy dog. As a therapy dog, Dogtor Ziggy’s main job is to help reduce stress and anxiety, and he’s a master at it! If you are nervous during your visit, Ziggy can sit next to you, letting you pet or cuddle him and helping reduce anxiety about your dental treatment.

Even if you are not nervous, Ziggy can make your visit fun, taking your mind off your dental procedure and having you focus on him instead.

A joyful woman with her loyal companion, sharing a heartwarming smile

In our effort to make each and every visit as comfortable as possible, we are proud to offer this as an option for you.

What makes Ziggy a great therapy dog? Let us tell you about him:

  • He has the most amazing, kind, loving personality, putting children and adults at ease
  • He’s not startled by loud sounds and can withstand rough handling from our younger patients
  • He provides physical benefits like helping lower blood pressure, slowing the breath and pulse, and releasing “feel good” hormones
  • He is in training to become a certified dental therapy dog

Book a Visit with our Dental Therapy Dog Today!

He’s pretty booked up, but we’re sure he’ll make time for you. Ziggy is happy to welcome patients from Redmond, Issaquah, Kirkland, Bellevue, Bothell, and Sammamish, WA.

Answers to Your Most Asked Questions about Dogtor Ziggy

  • What is a typical day for dogtor Ziggy?
    His duties include sleeping all day, letting the occasional patient come in and pet him, to spending an entire visit in the operatory with a patient while we perform their dental treatment. He’ll be happy to sit with you and loves being petted and having his head scratched.
  • How do I request a visit with Ziggy?
    Scheduling appointments with Ziggy is easy. When you set up your appointment, let us know you would like to meet him, and we will be happy to schedule him for you. If you are scheduling an online appointment, add a comment in the online appointment form requesting his company.
  • What if I am afraid of dogs or have allergies?

    When Ziggy is in the office, we will let you know about his presence when you check in. When not on duty, Ziggy stays in a separate area of the office, and there are designated “dog-free” zones. You never need to come into contact with him. Just let our team know, and we will be sure to take extra precautions to keep him isolated from you.

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