February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Thursday, 01 February 2018 23:24

dog teeth

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Avery Creek Pet Hospital is offering a $25 discount on all of our dental cleanings throughout the month. As we near February, we want to remind you of the importance of dental health, and what pet owners can do to ensure they are properly and appropriately caring for their pets’ teeth.

Signs Your Pet’s Teeth Need Attention

Your pet’s teeth will tell you a lot about his or her overall health. Signs your pet’s teeth need attention from a veterinarian include:

  • Bad Breath
  • Excess Tartar on Teeth
  • Extra Teeth
  • Loose or Broken Teeth
  • Signs of Pain
  • Bleeding Gums
  • Unusual Chewing or Drooping
  • Dropping Food When Eating

Some of these signs may not be immediately apparent. It is important to have your veterinarian check the teeth and mouth of your dog or cat often.

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What Are Some Common Causes of Dental Problems in Dogs and Cats?

Dental problems can develop as a result of you dog or cat’s environment, age, or numerous other factors of which pet owners may or may not be aware. Common causes of pet dental issues include:

  • Poor Eating Habits
  • Broken Teeth
  • Deteriorating Roots
  • Abscesses or Sores in Teeth
  • Infections
  • Tumors or Cysts
  • Broken Jaw or Misaligned Mouth

Your veterinarian can help you determine whether teeth and mouth issues are a result of environment, or something that may require additional treatment. Throughout the month of February, Avery Creek Pet Hospital is offering a $25 discount for dental cleanings, in addition to the normal percentage of discount for rewards card members. Contact Avery Creek Pet Hospital, for more information about dental health, or to schedule a pet wellness and dental checkup.