Did you know February is National Dental Month? Woodland Veterinary Hospital participates by offering 10% off of anesthetic and non-anesthetic dental cleanings throughout the month of February.

Don’t ignore that doggy breath! The top signs of periodontal disease on pets include:

  • Drooling
  • Only chewing on one side of the mouth
  • Bad breath
  • Not wanting to have his or her head touched
  • Bumps or lumps in the mouth
  • Bleeding or red gums
  • Yellow or brown tartar on teeth
  • Pawing or rubbing at the mouth
  • Loose teeth

These oral issues can eventually lead to gingivitis, bad breath, and even heart disease, lung disease, and kidney disease! How can teeth affect the heart? A chronic bacterial infection is destroying the gum, tooth, and bone. Bacteria may be spreading throughout the entire body via the bloodstream, leading to damage at other areas, like the lungs, liver, kidneys, and heart!

If you think your pet may be in need of a cleaning or have questions about the state of their teeth, ask our client care team to schedule a complimentary ten minute dental evaluation for your pet. Our doctors will evaluate their teeth and put together a personal estimate for your pet’s dental care needs!

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