February is Dental Health Month! Receive a 10% discount off of your pet’s dental procedure if you call to schedule or book during the month of February!
A healthy smile is what we want for our pets. By three years of age, most dogs and cats have some evidence of periodontal disease. Periodontal disease starts with bacteria in the mouth leading to plaque formation on the surface of the teeth, which eventually hardens due to minerals in the saliva, causing dental calculus (tartar) formation. Plaque and tartar build-up harbor layers of bacteria that not only cause bad breath, but can also cause negative effects on other body systems,such as the heart and the kidneys. Remember, bad breath = infection!!
Wexford Veterinary Hospital offers routine teeth cleanings as well as extractions and gum care if needed. In order to safely, and effectively, perform your pet’s dental procedure, it is essential that your pet be placed under general anesthesia. We know that many people have questions regarding the safety of anesthesia for their pet, and we would be happy to address these questions and concerns for you. However, appropriately administered general anesthesia generally carries a low risk for otherwise healthy patients. We require that all patients receive a thorough physical exam and general bloodwork prior to their dental procedure. We use modern anesthetic medications and monitoring systems to ensure the utmost safety for your pet!
ASK one of our staff members or veterinarians about ways to improve and maintain your pet’s dental care at home on a daily basis. We have lots of suggestions including, but not limited to, a line of veterinary oral health products, foods, and chews. Please also check out the list of approved veterinary dental health products through the Veterinary Oral Health Council website here http://www.vohc.org/accepted_products.htm
Keep your pet’s smile healthy, white, and bright with regular dental check-ups!