Tuesday, January 31, 2017

National Toothache Day_ Dental disease can lead to more problems than just bad breath!!!!

Feb 9th is National Toothache Day! At one time or another, we have likely all experienced and suffered through a toothache. This is a problem that our canine and feline pals can also suffer through. In addition to the pain and discomfort that dental problems cause, our pet’s dental issues can be a lot more serious than our own. Left untreated they can lead to life threatening infections and issues including heart, liver and kidney disease. 
This month, take advantage of 20% off our basic dental services. Whether you are starting a new dental routine or keeping on track with your pet’s regular dental cleanings, now is the time to lick dental disease. 

Call or click here to schedule your pet for a dental evaluation.

Schedule your appointment today!!
Here are a few tips to help you with the lifelong care of your pet’s teeth:
 1- Do NOT use human toothpaste for your dog. Don't forget that humans rinse after brushing, but dogs just swallow the toothpaste. An overdose of fluoride can cause vomiting and at higher levels can lead to kidney damage.

2- When possible, clean your dog's teeth manually and regularly with a dog toothbrush and toothpaste. It is ideal to start this from a pup but it can be started at any time in a dog's life

 3- If your dog will not allow you to do this and it ends in blood, sweat and tears, be aware that crunchy kibble is a lot better than soft food for teeth and you can also invest in a variety of chew bones and toys which also assist in teeth cleaning. 

4- Try to look inside your dog's mouth every week or so and if you spot any changes or any of the below then seek veterinary advice:
- Bad Breath
- Change in eating/ chewing habits
- Pawing at face or mouth
- Depression
- Excessive drooling
- Misaligned/ Missing teeth
- Discoloured/ broken/ missing/ crooked teeth
- Red, swollen, painful or bleeding gums
- Bumps or growths within the mouth

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