February is celebrated as National Pet Dental Health Month to draw attention to the importance of pet dental health. It is sponsored by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) as a reminder that dental care is an important part of your pet’s health.
We are offering a 20% discount on dental procedures in the month of February. We have a limited number of dental appointments available through the month, so please phone ASAP for an appointment. Contact the front desk at 607-563-1345 for details, or to schedule a dental procedure.
Dental cleaning begins with an oral exam by a veterinarian. X-rays are taken to evaluate the health of the jaw and the tooth roots below the gumline. Because most dental disease occurs below the gumline, where you can’t see it, the evaluation and cleaning are performed under anesthesia. Cleaning includes scaling (to remove dental plaque and tartar) and polishing, similar to the process used on your own teeth during your regular dental cleanings.
If you are interested in learning more about Periodontal Disease in pets, here’s a link to an AVMA (American Veterinary Medicine Association) video: