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Posted on 12-18-2013

Pet Need Dental Care, Too

February is Pet Dental Health Month and we start celebrating early!

Have you looked inside your pet's mouth lately? It seems like an odd thing to do, but it's a huge step toward proper pet health care. Studies show that as many as 80% of dogs and 70% of cats develop signs of periodontal disease or gingivitis before they reach 3 years old. Without regular dental cleaning, both at home and professionally, bacteria and plaque can build up on teeth and gums, causing bad breath, gingivitis and can even lead to tooth loss and bleeding gums. If that isn't bad enough, those bacteria can get into your pet's bloodstream and can cause damage to the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys. The good news is that oral diseases are almost entirely preventable, and many are treatable when they are addressed promptly. Regular dental exams and at-home dental care can help you keep oral disease at bay, which in turn can help prolong the life of your pet.

During the months of January & February Michigan Road Animal Hospital at 96th Street is pleased to offer the following to our clients and their pets:

  • A courtesy dental examination for your pet with their preferred Doctor.
  • 15% off dental cleanings which includes: pre-anesthetic blood evaluation, sedation & anesthesia, monitoring before, during and after the procedure, scaling & polishing of the teeth, fluoride treatment, customized dental care plan, and free dental samples.
  • 15% off dental supplies including: prescription dental diets, toothbrushes, toothpaste, oral cleansing gels, and enzymatic dental treats.

With dental disease, just like with any health care issue, the best defense is a good offense. Imagine what might happen to someone who didn't see a dentist until they were 20! Dental examinations and cleanings should become part of your pet's regular veterinary care here at Michigan Road Animal Hospital at 96th Street. What better way to get started than with a courtesy dental examination? And in between cleanings you can help keep your pet's teeth fresh and bright by adopting a home care plan that we will help put together, specifically for you and your pet. There are lots of techniques you can use to help keep your pet's mouth healthy all year-round. Call us today at 317-228-0645 or  to get more details on Pet Dental Health Month, to schedule your pet's courtesy dental examination, or to schedule your pet's discounted dental cleaning. Appointments for cleanings are limited so call today to help keep your pet smiling and giving you kisses that are fresh and clean in 2014!

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