February is Pet Dental Health Month. We are sharing information about dental surgeries and more.
We know you want the best for your pet and often pet owners are nervous about taking their pet for a professional dental cleaning because they are fearful about their pet being put under anesthesia for the procedure. First, we want to assure and reassure pet owners that under the correct protocols, anesthesia is very safe and is far less dangerous then the periodontal disease that will develop without proper cleanings.
Did you know that your pet’s mouth it the gateway to the rest of its major organs? It is true that bacteria found in the mouth can settle and cause even more damage in the liver, kidneys, and heart. Think about an infected mouth trying to lick at its paws or chew at an itch. The mouth is leaving that bacteria everywhere it licks. Think about that for a moment. Prevention is key and we are here to help you and your pet.
Here are some of the things we do to ensure your pet’s safety and health:
Often times, halitosis (bad breath) is the first thing pet owners notice. Other signs can be changes in eating habits, such as crying while eating, blood tinged saliva is noticed on chew toys, and drooling. If you are concerned about your pet’s oral health, call for an evaluation appointment. A healthy mouth will add years to your pet’s life.
February is National Pet Dental Health Awareness Month. Companion Veterinary Health Center Doctors and staff are passionate about caring for your pet and an oral health assessment is provided at every visit.
Call us today to learn about our special programs for Dental Health Month 860-779-6070.
This guest blog has been provided by Lesley Coviello, CVT.