February is National Pet Dental Health Month!
In honor of this month, we have brought back our special offer on basic dental cleanings! To take advantage of this offer, please call us to set up an appointment! We have attached a flyer with the details of this offer, but please feel free to give us a call to answer any additional questions you may have.
Did you know that many diseases can be prevented by maintaining proper oral care? I’m sure you wouldn’t go years without brushing your own teeth, but how many of you think to provide your pets with the same level of care? Just like you and your family need daily home care and regular visits to the dentist, so do your pets!
Dental care is vital to your pet’s health! If you’ve already established a dental care program for your pet, you’re off to a great start. But if your pet hasn’t received a dental exam from your veterinarian, it’s time to get started. February was National Pet Dental Health Month, the perfect time to schedule a dental exam for your pet and develop a home care regimen for your best friend.
Why is dental care so important for your pet? Periodontal disease is the number one diagnosed problem in pets – by the age of two, more than 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have periodontal disease in one form or another. The buildup of plaque and tartar on your pet’s teeth leads to bacterial infections that can enter the bloodstream and infect other parts of your pet’s body. Periodontal disease has been linked to heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, osteoporosis and other problems.
The good news is that periodontal disease is easily prevented. Regular dental cleanings and a home dental care regimen can eliminate the plaque and tartar that lead to gum disease and oral infections. During a dental cleaning, Dr. Hill will perform a complete oral examination of your pet. This includes screening for oral cancer, broken teeth and cavities. Spotting these problems early on makes them easier to treat and improves your pet’s overall oral health.
We look forward to helping take care of your pets!