Smile! February is National Pet Dental Health Month! And your Vancouver WA Veterinarian encourages participation.
Sure, you have thought about brushing your dog’s teeth, and maybe your pets get “dental treats” regularly. But when was the last time you “flipped the lip” to see what horrors are lurking in the dark recesses of that stinky mouth?
Don’t feel embarrassed – we see pets every day with severe dental disease. Many people don’t realize that plaque, calculus, and decaying teeth are the cause of many mouth odors. Even if it seems beyond hope to you, there are ways to get rid of that scary smell and get your pet on the road to a healthier life.
February has been designated as National Pet Dental Health Month for over a decade, and there are many resources you can find to learn about how dental disease affects the heart and other organs. In the month of February, we will focus on ways to keep your pet’s health at its best by focusing on dental issues of most concern to pet owners.
Remember, dental disease isn’t a “cosmetic” issue for your dog or cat – it affects every system in the body. While dental cleanings may seem extravagant, remember that staying on top of your pet’s health with regular exams and cleanings will extend the healthy life of your pet and save money in the long run. The doctors at Claus Paws aim to keep cleanings affordable, so that we can perform more “routine” cleanings and keep their mouths full of teeth. We love those smiles!
Dental month is nearly here – do you have a smiling pet photo to share? Call us and schedule your pet’s dental exam or cleaning today!
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