National Pet Dental Health Month (Blood Screen)

How important is it to take care of your pet’s dental health? By age three, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some evidence of periodontal disease, which can cause mouth pain, tooth loss, and make eating difficult. At advanced stages, bacteria from the mouth can enter the bloodstream and cause heart, liver, and kidney complications.

This is why your veterinarian regularly checks your pet’s teeth during an exam, and may strongly recommend a dental cleaning or “scaling” procedure. At XXXX, we believe in preventing disease before it becomes a bigger—and more expensive—problem.

We also believe in providing safe and exceptional care for your pets, so when we schedule a dental procedure, we require pre-operative blood screening. While blood work is optional at some clinics, the fact is that even the healthiest-looking pet may have issues that make anesthesia risky, such as clotting problems, anemia, or more seriously, pre-symptom organ failure. In the case of a young pet, blood screening isn’t necessarily that expensive.

At XXXX, we put the care of your pets above everything else. If you’d like to schedule an exam for your pet or have questions about our services, call us at 999-999-9999.