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February is Pet Dental Health Month

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, more than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop gum disease by the age of three years. Periodontal disease is the most common dental condition affecting dogs and cats. Prophylactic treatment to keep the teeth clean is therefore of great importance. There are clear indications that oral health status has a profound effect on the animal's general health. Periodontal disease may cause bacteria and toxins to enter the bloodstream with potentially deleterious effects on internal organs. Routine periodontal treatment performed by a veterinarian typically includes ultrasonic scaling, sub-gingival manual scaling, and polishing. All dental procedures in pets are performed under general anesthesia. The current state of the art of veterinary anesthesia is such that this poses minimal risk. The adverse effects of the bad teeth on the overall health of the animal also greatly outweigh the anesthetic risk.

In appreciation of our loyal clients we would like to offer a 10% discount* to any existing patient who schedules a dental cleaning during the month of February. Feel free to ask any of us if you have questions about your pet's oral health!

*Discount applies to anesthesia and scaling/polishing only. Preoperative bloodwork,extractions, or additional services excluded.

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