February is National Veterinary Dental Month!

Is that just bad breath or is something else going on with your pet’s mouth?  A lot of people assume that if their pet is eating hard food and chewing bones that bad breath is just part of having a pet.  Unfortunately, 80% of dogs, and 70% of cats have periodontal disease.  Periodontal disease begins when bacteria in the mouth stick to the surface of the teeth.  Minerals in the food and saliva combine with the plague to form tartar.  That bacteria results in inflammation of the gums, destruction of the bone with resulting tooth loss, and can spread throughout the body to the heart and other organs.  To celebrate February as National Veterinary Dental Month, Willow Creek Animal Hospital is offering $50 off a dental cleaning scheduled in the month of February.  In order to fully clean your pet’s mouth, general anesthesia is required.  After your pet’s cleaning, our staff can discuss options you can do at home to keep your pet’s mouth clean and healthy.  Please call to schedule your dentistry and put an end to doggy/kitty breath….610-378-0192.

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