February 2, 2013

February is dental health month. The dental health of your pet is a very important part of their overall health. Aside from the obvious problems of bad breath, gingivitis and loss of teeth from infection, poor dental health can also cause more severe problems. Dental infection can lead to such problems as kidney disease and heart disease. When your pet has a lot of tarter and gingivitis the bacteria that lives in their mouth can enter the blood stream through the inflamed gum tissue and travel to the kidneys and valves of the heart, leading to congestive heart failure. Because our pets age faster than we do their oral health can deteriorate faster. There are a number of products on the market to help reduce the tarter on your pets teeth. These products do help but should not take the place of regular oral exams with your veterinarian. It is also important to have yearly routine dental cleanings to remove tarter buildup.

During February we will offer 10% off routine dental cleanings. Call and schedule your pets appointment today. Hope to see you and your pet soon so they can have a great smile just like you.

Dr Amy Hastings

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