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Posted on 01-12-2016

DENTAL MONTH SPECIAL: 
Pre-Anesthetic Blood Work $65.00 ( a $40 savings)

This offer is valid from February 1 - February 28, 2016

!!! Come in for Blood Work in February and schedule your pet's 
dental cleaning*  !!!  
Dental Cleaning can be performed one day to one month after Blood Work

*Follow the link below for information on our Dale Mabry Animal Hospital Dental Cleaning Package

Most, but not all, adult pets need annual dental cleanings. Please bring your pet in to have a COMPLIMENTARY oral exam done by one of our technicians. (No appointment necessary!) We will provide you with a treatment plan based on your pet's oral exam. If a dental cleaning is recommended, we can take a blood sample and schedule the procedure at that time.

Why Dental Care Is Important
Proper dental care can detect dental disease that not only affects the mouth, but can also lead to more serious health problems such as heart, lung, and kidney disease. Good dental hygiene is just as important for pets as it is for humans. Yet, it is one of the most overlooked areas in pet health. Studies by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) reveal that nearly two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care recommended by veterinarians.

AAHA Guidelines
Oral Examinations: AAHA recommends that veterinarians evaluate puppies and kittens for problems related to deciduous (baby) teeth, missing teeth, extra teeth, swelling, and oral development. As pets age, your veterinarian will examine your pet for developmental anomalies, accumulation of plaque and tartar, periodontal disease, and oral tumors. The veterinarian can perform a basic oral examination while pets are awake. However, short-lasting anesthetic is required for a more complete examination.

Dental cleanings: Guidelines recommend regular examinations and dental cleanings under general anesthesia for all adult dogs and cats. These cleanings should take place annually starting at one year for cats and small-breed dogs, and at two years of age for larger-breed dogs.

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