February is Pet Dental Health Month. Dental disease is the most common disease in dogs and cats and can have serious consequences. Bacteria in the mouth not only can cause bad breath, over time, minerals in saliva harden plaque into tartar. Gums can become inflamed, painful, and infected.
Daily brushing with a pet safe toothpaste, is recommended along with dental treats and chews. Once the tartar becomes too thick, a full dental cleaning will be needed. We recommended a deep cleaning at least once a year. When your pet is under anesthesia for the cleaning, a full mouth x-ray is performed. This will allow our veterinarian to see the condition of your pet’s teeth. Any infected and loose teeth can then be extracted.
If you think your pet needs a dental cleaning, give us a call to schedule a dental exam. For the month of February, pet dental cleaning is offered at 25% off along with dental products at 10% off. (714)771-3261