February is Pet Dental Health Month

Bruce getting his mouth, teeth and gums examined at Russell Creek Pet Clinic

February is National Pet Dental Health Month

At Russell Creek Pet Clinic, good oral health is more than just a pretty smile. We have had clients think that dental care is purely cosmetic. Actually, the focus is far from cosmetic. The goals are to prevent gum disease, infections, and loss of teeth. Gum disease and infections can then spread throughout the rest of the body causing much worse problems than "bad teeth".

Poor dental hygiene can put both your pet’s health and your pocket book at risk. “Dog breath” – or a cat with a foul-smelling mouth – can be a sign of untreated dental conditions. If left untreated, you may put your pet at risk for greater problems such as periodontitis or heart disease.

Routine cleanings can help prevent periodontal disease and save money in the long run.  A 2014 analysis showed that the average cost per pet to prevent dental disease is just one-third of the average cost of treating dental disease.

More importantly, a complete oral examination can detect hidden health problems. Even if your pet’s breath smells fine, there still could be dental conditions that are hard to spot without a complete veterinary exam.

Schedule your pet’s dental checkup with us now. We’ll do a thorough checkup to make sure your pet is at optimum health. We also can show you how to brush your pet’s teeth in between exams. Brushing is the single most effective thing you can do to keep your pet’s teeth healthy between dental cleanings.

We’re committed to your pet’s health and wellness, and we know that you are as well. Book your appointment today! Call us now at 214-547-8387, or book an appointment on our Facebook page or at vetplano.com. Your pet's health depends on it!

Every time your pets chews, bacteria can be released into the blood stream. This can affect major organs like the kidneys, liver, heart, and heart valves. Mouth disease is a bad, bad thing, that is so often taken for granted.

We are committed to helping pets celebrate more birthdays. Taking care of pet's teeth WILL help your loved one celebrate more birthdays:).

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