February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Does your pet have bad breath? Don’t turn your head to the smell, the odor might be ┬ásignifying a serious health concern in your pet that could damage more then your pets teeth and gums; it can effect their internal organs as well.

Periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition in adult cats and dogs. Periodontal disease starts when bacteria forms plaque on the teeth. Within days, minerals in the saliva bond with plaque and form tartar, a hard substance that adheres to the teeth. The bacteria work their way under the gums and cause gingivitis, which is an inflammations of the gums. Bacteria associated with dental disease can travel in the bloodstream to infect the heart, kidney, and liver.

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During a dental cleaning plaque and tartar are removed from your pet’s teeth also the bacteria under their gums. The health of the entire mouth ( tongue, gums, lips and teeth) is checked and lastly the teeth are polished. If needed dental cleanings can also include dental radiographs to evaluate problems under the gum line, removal or repair of broken or infected teeth and antibiotic treatments to dental sockets. To achieve a thorough dental cleaning the pet needs to be placed under general anesthesia.


During the month of February, we are offering $40 off dental cleanings and a free dental health starter kit!

Space and supplies are limited, so make your pet’s reservation today!

General anesthesia and a recent physical exam is required for all patients. All dogs require a bath before going home as well as being up to date on the bordetella vaccine (within 6 months). All cats are required to stay in the hospital overnight. Some dogs with extractions might be hospitalized overnight.

Dental discount is only taken February 1-28th. No rain checks. Space is limited.