February is National Pet Dental Month
By Ambassador Animal Hospital
April 14, 2014
Category: Pet Care
Tags: Animal Hospital  
During the month of February it is National Pet Dental Month.  Whether you have a cat or a dog, it is important to visit Ambassador Animal Hospital for your pet’s dental cleaning! Just like us, our pets need special cleanings for their teeth, too.
 
As a Hanover Park cat hospital, dog hospital and exotic pet hospital, we want to make sure your pets receive the best care available and during the month of February we are focusing on dental care. So, during the month of February don’t turn your nose to your pet’s bad breath.  After all, that bad odor you are smelling might signify a serious health risk that could damage your pet’s teeth and gums, as well as its internal organs.
 
To address the importance of oral health care for pets, lets take a look at how you can improve the dental health of your pets through oral examinations and dental cleanings:
 
Oral Examinations: It is recommended that you visit our Carol Stream area veterinarian to evaluate puppies and kittens for problems related to baby teeth, missing teeth, extra teeth, swelling and oral development.  As your pet ages, we will examine your pet for developmental anomalies, accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors. These oral examinations can be completed with your pet awake, but a short-lasting anesthetic is required for a more complete examination.
 
Dental Cleanings: Adult dogs and cats require regular examinations and dental cleanings under general anesthesia.  With regular dental cleanings, your veterinarian will help protect your pet from the development of periodontal disease or other diseases.  Just like we need to visit the dentist, your pet, too, needs proper dental care.
 
During the month of February take your pet to Ambassador Animal Hospital in Hanover Park for proper dental cleanings. Through proper dental health, you are taking the next line of defense against diseases and complications, which helps to keep your pet healthy and happy for a lifetime.

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