February is National Pet Dental Month!
Schedule your pet for a dentistry during the month of February and get $25 off.
Dental disease is the most common disease of dogs and cats and it causes:
Painful infections of the mouth that can lead to a loss of teeth
Kidney and heart disease that can decrease the lifespan of your pet
Dental disease is preventable!!
Schedule your pet for a professional dental cleaning! At Kindness Animal Clinic your dog or cat will receive:
1. A thorough physical exam including blood tests to evaluate the health of your pet before the dentistry.
2. Your pet will have general anesthesia, pain medication, intravenous fluids to maintain hydration, and surgical heating pads to get them warm. He/she will have constant monitoring using our state of the art equipment by our doctors and staff to keep your pet safe and comfortable during the dentistry.
3. A thorough oral exam complete with full mouth dental x rays to assess all of your pet's teeth.
4. Ultrasonic scaling and polishing of his/her teeth.
5. Treatment of any diseased teeth or gums as well as fluoride and anti-plaque care to help prevent reoccurrence of dental disease.
Your pet may usually go home within a few hours of his/her dentistry - with a clean, healthy mouth and feeling much better!
Dental Care For Your Pet
Three Steps to Success
Your pet needs dental care - regular, professional care from your veterinarian, as well as care at home from you. The American Veterinary Dental Society recommends that pet owners follow three basic steps:
STEP 1: Take your pet to the veterinarian for a dental exam. Don’t wait for his annual checkup if you suspect a problem.
STEP 2: Begin a dental care regimen at home. Your veterinarian can suggest steps that may include brushing your pet's teeth. One of the most convenient and effective ways to combat oral disease is feeding specially formulated foods proven effective in combating plaque and tartar buildup. The Seal of Acceptance from the Veterinary Oral Health Council, an organization initiated by the American Veterinary Dental Society to guide consumers, appears on products that meet defined standards for plaque and tartar control in dogs and cats. For further information on the VOHC or their product standards, visit www.vohc.org.
STEP 3: Schedule regular veterinary checkups. These are essential in helping your veterinarian monitor the progress of your pet's dental health routine. Your veterinary health care team can help you schedule the appropriate visits.
For more information on National Pet Dental Health Month visit http://www.petdental.com/.
While February is National Pet Dental Health Month, dental health should be a daily ritual for pet owners all year long.