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October is Dental Month!

October 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Dentistry

After a dental procedure

October is pet dental month.  During the month of October, a $30 discount will be applied to all dental procedures!

What is a dental procedure and why does your pet need one?  Periodontal disease affects more than 80% of pets over three years old, and has been proven to shorten their lifespan.  Periodontal disease can also cause problems in the heart, liver, and kidneys, as well as lead to chronic oral infection and pain, eventually resulting in tooth loss.

What’s the good news?  Periodontal disease is PREVENTABLE!  It can be prevented by good oral hygiene at home.  Just as in people, brushing your pet’s teeth is the best thing that can be done at home.  As our pets get older, they often already have periodontal disease.  Once disease is present, a professional dental cleaning is needed to reverse or stop the disease progression.  Here is a link to our article about periodontal disease.

Is it safe?  At Olathe Animal Hospital, we do everything we can to minimize the risk of anesthesia.  This includes a pre-anesthetic exam and bloodwork, IV catheter and fluids, and monitoring by our equipment and our trained technicians.  Here is a link to our article and a video that discusses anesthesia safety for our dental procedures.

Call today to set up an appointment for your pet’s dental procedure.  Together we can work towards keeping your pet as healthy as possible for as long as possible.

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