February is National Pet Dental Health Month

$50 off a Teeth Cleaning

Healthy teeth make for a happy pet. Not only do regular dental cleanings make your pet’s breath feel fresher and their mouth cleaner, they are also the most effective way to combat dental disease. Periodontal disease is the most common disorder among pets nationwide, as it affects over 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats by age three. In its later stages, dental disease can cause heart, kidney and liver complications. Thankfully, since it progresses slowly, dental disease can be easy to spot, and you can prevent it with a proper dental hygiene routine.

In addition to their regular cleanings, you should periodically inspect your pet’s mouth yourself, making note of any gum inflammation, discoloration or halitosis (bad breath). If you notice any of these, or if your pet is eating strangely or having trouble chewing, make sure to call your veterinarian as soon as you can.

At Northwest Neighborhood Veterinary Hospital, we are committed to your pets and their dental health. To help facilitate a good start to a happy mouth, we are offering $50 off dental cleanings in the month of February. Call us today at 503-505-7576 and schedule an appointment to discuss the best dental health strategies for your beloved furry friend.