Save 10% on Dental Cleanings in February
Northeast Louisiana pet owners –
February is Pet Dental Health Month! Save 10% in February on pet dental cleanings!
Dogs and cats experience the same dental issues as people, including plaque and tartar that leads to dental disease.
Besides causing 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 evaluate dental disease over time
- Reduce need for teeth extractions and more advanced and expensive treatment
- 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 (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.
If an extraction (tooth pulling) is needed, we can do so safely with minimal discomfort to your pet during oral surgery. Our veterinarians will administer pain medications and antibiotics if necessary and schedule a follow-up appointment to ensure the incisions have healed.
How Can I Take Care of My Pet’s Teeth at Home?
Dry kibble is better at cleaning the teeth than the alternative canned foods, it is not the best way to prevent tartar build up. In addition, animals don’t chew as thoroughly as humans – their instinct is to eat quickly, not to savor each bite.
Chewing on bones or hides can help to clean the teeth, but is still not as thorough as regular brushing. Regular brushing at home is the best way to consistently clean teeth. Pet toothbrushes, pastes, and other dental products can be purchased at Jones Veterinary Hospital or can easily be ordered through Melton Veterinary Hospital's online pet supply store.
Schedule their dental cleaning appointment today!