February is National Pet Dental Health Month
Good oral health is more than just a pretty smile.
Poor dental hygiene can put both your pet’s health and your pocket book at risk. “Dog breath” – or a cat with a foul-smelling mouth – can be a sign of untreated dental conditions. If left untreated, it may put your pet at risk for greater problems such as periodontitis or heart disease.
Routine cleanings can help prevent periodontal disease and save money in the long run. A 2014 analysis conducted by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. showed that the average cost per pet to prevent dental disease is just one-third of the average cost of treating dental disease.
More importantly, a complete oral examination can detect hidden health problems. Even if your pet’s breath smells fine, there still could be dental conditions that are hard to spot without a complete veterinary exam.
Schedule your pet’s dental checkup with us now. We’ll do a thorough checkup to make sure your pet is at optimum health. We also can show you how to brush your pet’s teeth in between exams. Brushing is the single most effective thing you can do to keep your pet’s teeth healthy between dental cleanings.
We’re committed to your pet’s health and wellness, and we know that you are as well.
The whole month of February, we are running special promotions on our dental procedures with discounts up to $143! Call for more details and to schedule your pet's appointment today!
Are you concerned about your pet needing anesthesia? It’s necessary for some veterinary procedures – including dentistry. Find out more about pets and anesthesia here, and talk to us about any concerns you have.