Pet Care: Celebrating National Pet Dental Health Month
by Bingle Vet
February is National Pet Dental Health Month, and dental care is just as important in animals as it is in people.
Because most pets do not sit still enough for an owner to brush the teeth, prophylactic, or preventative, cleanings are the cornerstone of dental care in veterinary clinics.
By performing regular dental cleanings, we can prevent issues such as severe gingivitis, tooth root abscesses, and loss or extraction of teeth due to permanent damage.
Severe dental disease can cause obvious facial swellings, halitosis (extreme bad breath), infections that can spread to other organs, and more specifically in cats the teeth can be reabsorbed by the body.
The pain associated with these symptoms can cause a family pet to react poorly to any petting or handling near the face.
While dental disease can be managed after it develops, many times this will also involve removing one or more diseased teeth. Preventative dental cleanings, however, give veterinarians the greatest chance of stopping dental disease before it causes your pet undue discomfort. – Kyle Butler, DVM
Have you booked your pet’s dental cleaning? We only have a limited number of available spots during our Dental Cleaning Special month. BOOK NOW and your pet’s dental cleaning is ONLY $286 through February 28, 2017.
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