February is National Pet Dental Health Month!

It's the month of love! Hugs! Kisses!

If your pet’s bad breath makes them positively un-kissable,
it’s time schedule their yearly checkup today

It’s that time of year again. A month about love, hugs, kisses and chocolate. And when it comes to your pet, 3 out of 4 of those come out way on top! (Chocolate is a no-no, but you already knew that!)

What if your pet’s bad breath makes them positively un-kissable? Bad breath may mean there is an issue with your pet’s teeth and gums. But it may also be a sign of a more serious medical condition. Either way, if dental conditions are left untreated, you may put your pet at risk for problems in their mouth (periodontitis) or with internal organs (heart disease). The challenge most pet owners face is that even if their pet’s breath smells fine, some dental conditions are hard to spot.

Keeping your pet healthy from toe to tooth shows the world how much you love them. What is the best way to keep your pet in tiptop shape?

Schedule your pet’s yearly checkup with us. We’ll do a thorough checkup, including a dental exam, to make sure your pet is at optimum health. We’re committed to your pet’s well being every step of the way. (Because we love them too!) Book their appointment today!

To celebrate and promote dental wellness, our hospital gives a $50 discount on all dental cleanings performed during the month of February!

Oral Health

What is Peridontal Disease?

Peridontal disease is one of the most common preventable diseases in pets. Oral health can affect your pet's entire body. Dental disease is associated with an increased risk in heart disease, oral pain that can lead to refusal to eat, and damage to other internal organs.

Routine home care and regular professional cleanings are essential to your pet's oral health. Daily brushing with specially formulated toothpaste is the very best way to maintain the health of your pet's teeth.  Special diets and treats are also a good way to help prevent the progression of dental disease.  Healthy Mouth topical gel and water additives have also shown to be quite helpful. The Veterinary Oral Health Council provides lists of products with research-driven results to help you find the most effective health routine for your pets. Check out the approved product lists for dogs and for cats!

Not sure how to go about teaching your pet to tolerate the toothbrush? Have a look at the video below, courtesy of the American Veterinary Medical Association:

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