February Is National Pet Dental Health Month…

By February 1, 2017Newsletter, Uncategorized

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Time Protect Your Pet

From ‘THE SILENT KILLER’

 

Through advances in animal health, pets can live a lot longer these days but only if they have healthy teeth and gums.  Unfortunately, it’s our experience that for many pets this is not the case.

The problem is that UNHEALTHY teeth and gums are prone to infection that can spread from periodontal (gum) disease to the rest of their body…and if that happens, it can be an expensive and painful problem! Did you know that..

Gum Disease Is The #1 Diagnosed Problem In Pets!

Disturbingly, by the time they’re just two years old, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show some sign of gum disease!  Even worse, 10% of pets have a broken tooth with pulp (nerve or root canal) exposure which is extremely painful until the nerve dies and the tooth becomes infected!

Infectious oral diseases affecting the gums and root canals create bacteria in the blood stream, which can infect other parts of the body. In fact, periodontal inflammation and infection have been linked to numerous problems including heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease, emphysema, liver disease, osteoporosis, pregnancy problems and diabetes. This has led oral infectious diseases to become known in veterinary circles as “the silent killer.”

Equally as heart breaking is the news that oral disease can also cause inflammation to the eye, resulting in blindness. Jaw bone loss from chronic infection can lead to a jaw fracture which can be very hard to heal. If that wasn’t enough, infectious oral disease can result in bone infections, nasal infections and an increased risk of oral cancer!

The Good News for YOUR Pet

is that Gum Disease IS Preventable!

Just as with us Humans, a good dental care regime can prevent gum disease so it is important to get your pet checked over. Pets should have their teeth examined, as a matter of course, at least annually but think about this…  one year in your life is like five to seven years for pets.  A lot of changes can happen in one year. Remember humans get their teeth checked once every six months, and brush their teeth twice per day, yet pets use their mouths much more than you do!

Claim Your National Pet Dental Health Month Offer…

That’s right! February is National Pet Dental Health Month and as a result we get a lot of incentives from our dental vendors. The good news is that we are passing these incentives on to you, which means for the entire month of February, you can get $5 OFF Hill’s T/D Dry Food.  And as an extra incentive from us… we’ll even give your pet 10% off their Dental Cleaning too!

So, here’s the deal…

Just call us to schedule your pet for a Pre-Dental Cleaning during February and we’ll perform a thorough dental examination.  Hopefully, everything will be fine and we’ll be able to give a clean bill of dental health. If any dental procedures are required* such as teeth cleaning (scaling), polishing, extractions etc, your pet will get 10% OFF their Dental Cleaning if scheduled for the month of February.

Here’s How To Claim Your 10% OFF Dental Cleaning…

Just give us a call at (541)753-2223 to schedule a pre-dental exam.  If your pet has recently been seen by one of our Veterinarians, you may be able to automatically schedule your pets Dental Cleaning.  And don’t delay, this offer will end on February 28th!

No matter if your pet needs a dental cleaning, you can collect your $5 OFF Bag of Hill’s T/D Food to help prevent your pets teeth from gum disease.

We are only able to offer these savings to you because of the savings afforded to us by our dental vendors during February so call us today!

* Note: we do not believe in cleaning pets teeth just for the sake of it. If your pet’s teeth do not need cleaning, we will tell you at the exam and you can give yourself a big pat on the back!

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