Gastonia – February is Pet Dental Health Month! Wilkinson Animal Hospital is celebrating by offering $25 off dental cleaning appointments!
Dogs and cats experience the same dental problems as people, including plaque and tartar buildup that can lead to gingivitis and dental disease.
Besides BAD BREATH, dental disease:
Releases bacteria in the bloodstream
Increases risk for heart, liver and kidney disease
Can cause severe pain and problems for your pet
Pets need regular dental cleanings to increase quality and length of life. Regular dental cleanings:
Allow us to chart periodontal disease over time
Means less time under anesthesia
Reduce need for more advanced and expensive treatment in future
Can add up to 2-4 years to your pet’s life
Dental disease is THE most common disease in dogs. Recent studies show that 85% of cats and 92% of dogs over age 3 have periodontal disease. Don’t let your pet be a statistic- schedule their dental cleaning appointment today!
What Happens During My Pet’s Dental Cleaning?
During a dental cleaning (sometimes called a prophylaxis), plaque and tartar are removed from a pet’s teeth and the health of the entire mouth (tongue, gums, lips, and teeth) is assessed.
A thorough dental cleaning can be accomplished only while the pet is under general anesthesia. The anesthesia we use is safe for animals and your pet is monitored constantly while under anesthesia. Prior to anesthesia, blood tests are performed to help uncover any hidden illnesses.
Offer expires February 28, 2018. Offer not good with other discounts or offers. Pets undergoing anesthesia for dental cleaning must be up to date on vaccinations and parasite tests. Preanesthetic blood tests required for the safety of your pet.