At WPHC January and February are Pet Dental Health Months! We are offering a 10% discount on your pet's dental cleaning (plus related services and product purchased that day) during these months.
Approximately 75% of dogs and cats show significant dental tartar build up by the age of 5 years. Signs of "periodontal disease" include foul breath, excess salivation, reddened gums and tartar laden teeth. Periodontal disease not only causes halitosis and premature tooth loss, but can also lead to secondary concerns with the heart, kidneys and trachea by bacteria shed via the bloodstream.
Oral health is an important factor in your pet's overall well being. We perform routine check-ups on your pet's teeth and gums, and we also recommend full cleanings once a year. This allows us to closely examine your pet's mouth, check for lesions or abnormalities, remove tartar and plaque, and polish their teeth.
To perform the dental cleaning your pet will be put under anesthesia to prevent them from moving around and to allow the doctor to perform a full examination and cleaning. We make sure that your pet is comfortable and perfectly safe during the entire process. While your pet is under the doctor examines the mouth, gums, tongue, cheeks, and teeth. This can reveal any cases of lesions, gum disease, tooth decay, or other problems. When these are discovered, they can usually be handled during the treatment. After examining the mouth the doctor will complete a full cleaning of the teeth and polish them thoroughly to give your pet a healthy, attractive set of teeth.
After the anesthesia wears off your pet is usually back to their normal self within minutes. Call us today to schedule a dental cleaning for your pet.