National Pet Dentistry Month is Here!
Did you know that current statistics estimate that 95% of dogs and cats will have dental disease that requires treatment at one point in their lives? In fact, approximately 20% of dogs and cats are currently suffering from periodontal disease. With statistics like this, it’s crucial that you know the truth about dental health and your pet!
That’s why we’re dedicating the entire month of February to educating our clients about pet dental wellness! We’ll be posting articles and information on our Facebook page,as well as educational blogs! We’re also offering 10% off all dental products, as well as $15 off of a dental cleaning and polishing! Call us today to schedule your appointment!
The Truth About Dental Disease
“All pets have bad breath! That doesn’t mean anything is wrong with them!” False! While pets breath isn’t particularly pleasant smelling to begin with, a really bad odor could be a sign that your pet is suffering from some form of dental disease. If left untreated, this could lead to further infection which affects vital organs such as the heart, liver, kidneys, and lungs.
What Can I Do?
Periodontal disease is the most common disease occurring in adult dogs and cats. However, it is 100% preventable. When you bring your pet to see us for their yearly physical exam and vaccinations, the doctor will do a complimentary dental exam to see if they are in need of dental care.
Beyond that, we have a variety of dental products available for you to use at home. These include special water additives and treats that help fight plaque, as well as toothbrush kits for you to brush your furry friend’s teeth at home. This is not only the best step you can take to ensure that your pet is in good health, but this will also greatly reduce the likelihood that your pet will need a dental cleaning down the road.