February is National Dental Health Month for pets! To celebrate, here at Rocky Creek we are giving your pet (canine and feline) a healthy advantage by offering a coupon for $50.00 off a professional dental cleaning during the entire month of February!
Dental disease is the most common disease affecting our companion animals. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), dental disease is the number one health issue, affecting 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over the age of three. This isn’t surprising, considering most people aren’t able (or willing!) to brush their pet’s teeth. If you don’t think dental disease affects your pet, think again.
Here are some signs that your pet could be having dental trouble:
Your dog/cat becomes shy/sensitive about anyone touching their head/mouth.
Your dog/cat starts picking kibble out of the bowl and dropping it on the floor. This or other changes in your pet’s eating habits could be a sign of not feeling well.
Your pet’s gums are red instead of pink. This could mean your dog/cat has an infection.
Your dog/cat shows less interest in chew toys. This could mean your pet’s gums are sore.
Your pet’s breath drives you away. Halitosis (extremely bad breath) is a common sign of dental disease.
Our professional dental cleaning includes:
Complete and thorough oral exam
Complimentary nail trim and ear cleaning
A “dental home care kit” which includes a sample of the Royal Canin dental diet food, C.E.T toothpaste, C.E.T water additive, and great information on how to keep your pet’s teeth clean.
Not only will cleaning your pet’s teeth instantly relieve the stinky odor and make them feel better, it will promote a happier and healthier pet. Most importantly, good dental hygiene may prolong your dog’s or cat’s life, because infected gums release bacteria into the bloodstream that can attack organs throughout the body.
Please call to schedule a free dental assessment with a technician to determine how your pet could benefit from a professional dental cleaning.
pethealthnetwork.com (great reference for any pet health topic)
avds-online.org (American veterinary dental society)