February is National Pet Dental Health Month!
Did you know that by the age of 3, 70% of cats and 80% of dogs will have some form of dental disease? Maintaining dental hygiene is a big step in keeping your pets happy and healthy. Dental disease can lead to many other health problems. Animals with dental disease are at an increased risk for heart, liver, and kidney disease.
We’re celebrating dental month by offering our clients a 15% discount on our dental packages! Additionally, our Gold Wellness Plans contain a dental package already containing a 15% discount, with the added benefit of monthly payments and a 10% discount on additional necessities, such as dental extractions!
At Pismo Beach Veterinary Clinic, we see our fair share of pets with dental disease. We offer dental prophylaxis (dental cleaning) where we fully anesthetize the animal and give their teeth a thorough examination and cleaning. While the patient is anesthetized, we are able to better assess any trouble teeth and perform dental radiographs to see the extent of the dental disease. We are then able to clean the teeth and extract any teeth that are beyond saving.
We will then polish all of the remaining teeth and apply a gel coating that will keep them clean for 2 weeks. The rest is up to you! With dental disease, prevention is key! We are all about client education when it comes to keeping your pet’s teeth disease free. There are many options out there to maintain dental health: daily dental treats, dental wipes, gel, and plain old tooth brushing. Want to learn more? Check out our videos below!
*A note on Non-Anesthetic Dentals (NAD): While NAD is promoted by some, NAD cannot appropriately clean teeth or address problem teeth. These are not recommended for your pet. Please read our article, “The Dangers of Non-Anesthetic Dentistry in Your Pet”, for further information.
Interested in scheduling a dental exam or cleaning for your pet? Give us a call today at 805-773-0474!