February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Dental disease is not just bad dog/cat breath.  Infected teeth will lead to tooth loss in our pets.  Chronic infections can lead indirectly to heart valvular disease and kidney infections which in turn, ultimately lead to heart or kidney failure.  With cats we sometime see an inflammatory condition of the gums and teeth that erodes into the teeth and seems to be very painful.

Providing dry dog food that encourages chewing and keeping tarter off teeth will help in the prevention of dental disease.  Hill’s Prescription Science Diet T/D is a food designed to prevent tarter

For dogs chew toys, raw-hides and various dental chewing sticks also help remove tarter.  One of our best sellers is the Veggie Dent chew sticks.

Brushing your pet’s teeth will also help prevent tarter build-up.  We carry dental supplies to help with this task.

When tarter gets to a certain point, home care will no longer help.  That is when we can preform a dental on your pet at the clinic.  Your pet is sedated with a safe anesthetic and then scale and polish the teeth with a machine similar to the one used at your dentist’s office.

During the Month of February we are offering $20 off every dental scale and polish to celebrate National Pet Dental Health Month!

As Always we will be happy to answer any questions that you have regarding your pet’s dental health.