Tuesday, February 4, 2014

February is National Pet Dental Month!

                               Does your best friend have bad breath? 
Despite what many pet owners may believe, “dog breath” is not just a nuisance – it’s a sign of an unhealthy mouth. Bad breath is caused by bacteria. Over time, bacteria lead to plaque and tartar buildup on your pet’s teeth. The result is bad breath, reddened gums, and other common signs of dental disease. As dental disease progresses, other signs can include drooling, discomfort while chewing, and loose or missing teeth. Even if you’re using treats and chews to help control tartar, these are frequently not enough to keep dental disease in check. Ask us about the best ways to control plaque and help protect your pet from dental disease.
Dental hygiene is an important part of your pet's health, because dental disease can be associated with other serious health problems such as heart disease and kidney disease. But how do you know if your pet has a healthy mouth? Let us examine your pet’s teeth and gums to help determine if there are any dental issues you should know about. After a brief visual examination, we may recommend a more detailed examination (which requires sedation), a dental cleaning, or options for at-home dental care.
Even if you think your pet’s teeth and gums are fine, we can offer expert advice to help you keep them that way! Dental health shouldn't be taken for granted. Fortunately, many dental problems can be managed through at-home care and by bringing your pet to us for regular dental checkups and teeth cleanings.

During the entire month of February, take 10% off dental services* including bloodwork done at the time of service. Whether you have a senior cat requiring a bloodwork or you have a two year old pup that needs a simple cleaning, we will take 10 percent off  your services.

As an added bonus, simple extractions will be free. 

 We want your pet to live a long, healthy life, and we understand that maintaining a healthy mouth is part of that. Your pet’s health is important to us, so let us help you with this commitment. Call today to discuss your pet’s dental care needs and how we can help!

Source: http://www.hollywoodanimal.com/dental-care

*Canine extractions, Carnasal extractions and other complex procedures, including x-rays, are not included in the discount.


  1. When is a good time to take you dog for a dental checkup? We just got a brand new puppy last week, and I want to make sure he has healthy teeth. Should we take him when he is more of an adult? www.columbineanimal.com

  2. A new puppy has some time before they will need a dental cleaning but your check ups should occur at each well health visit. You have some time here. Your puppy will first get their vaccine boosters then annuals thereafter. After about two years of age it is typical to start talking about professional cleanings but that time table can be varied depending on your at home care and your specific pet. Keep in communication with your local vet and talk about daily brushing at home to keep ahead of tooth decay.

    You are asking all of the right questions at the right time so I am confident you will have a healthy puppy for years to come.


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