It's National Pet Dental Health Month
Are Your Pet's Teeth Healthy?
For most pet parents, our furry friends are our children. We make sure they have regular checkups, vaccines, and eat a balanced, pet approved diet. But unlike our real children, most parents aren't aware of the importance of good dental care for their pets.
It's been said that our dental health is a window to our overall health...and the same is true for our pets. Liver and kidney disease are common in pets with poor dental health because these organs filter toxins from the blood. Your pet can suffer fatal kidney, liver, and heart failure as a result of these toxins, which affect the brain's cognitive abilities.
Regular dental cleanings will also reduce your pet's bad breath; it helps keep their gums and teeth clean and healthy.
To help your pet maintain their healthy smile and good dental hygiene between clinic exams and regular cleanings...daily brushing and healthy chew toys are recommended. If you have an older dog, dental cleaning is recommended twice a year. They are more susceptible to disease from poor dental hygiene.
In recognition of Pet Dental Health Month and to maintain your pet's health, we are offering 20% off dental cleaning during February. Call 967-7383 and schedule your pet's cleaning today. It's more important than just a sweet smile...
it's their overall well-being.
Julie Grimes, DVM
Melissa Joseph Miller, DVM
Sarah Foster, DVM