In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month, Animal Hospital of Sandy Springs is offering $40 off your pet’s dental cleaning during the month of February.
We’re also shining a light on your pet’s pearly – or not so pearly – whites and the many techniques and products you can use to keep your best friend smiling between vet visits.
There’s a reason the veterinary community devotes an entire month to pet dental health. Your pet’s teeth are directly tied to their overall well-being, and even young pets can suffer the beginning stages of dental disease. Did you know that, by age three, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show some evidence of tooth decay?
At advanced stages, dental disease can significantly impact a pet’s quality of life, making eating difficult due to mouth pain. Plus, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause heart, liver, and kidney complications. Keeping up with the cleanliness of your pet’s teeth and their overall dental health can prevent years of discomfort, disease, and lost teeth.
One of the best things you as a pet parent can do to ensure your furry friend’s good dental health is brush their teeth on a regular basis. If you’re intimidated by the prospect of brushing your pet’s teeth, you’re not alone, but there are a number of steps you can take to make the procedure easier, including getting on your pet’s level, using a toothbrush and toothpaste made especially for pets, being gentle and going slowly, and finishing with lots of love and praise.
There are also a number of pet-friendly dental products that can help keep an animal’s teeth stay clean between vet visits and brushings. Here’s a short list of products we recommend and stock on-site in our clinic or in our online store:
- Royal Canin “Dental” diet
- Vetradent water additive
- ChloraZinc oral rinse
- OraVet chews
- CET toothpaste/toothbrush
The above are all fine for daily use. We suggest you choose one or two to incorporate into your pet’s dental routine for best results.
If you’d like to take advantage of our drool worthy Dental Month deal or if you have questions about your pet’s dental health, call 404-255-8522 or request an appointment online today. Hurry, appointments are filling up fast!