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FEBRUARY IS PET DENTAL HEALTH MONTH!
Ranson Animal Hospital Encourages Pet Owners
to Brush Up on Oral Health
Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for pets. Although daily tooth brushing is advised for dogs and cats, the reality is that only two percent of dog owners follow through. In addition, 65 percent of dogs with stage one periodontal disease often go untreated because veterinary health care teams do not recommend needed treatment options like dental exams, professional dental cleaning and dental x-rays. This can lead to systemic health problems which can cause serious damage to other areas of the pet’s body.
Ranson Animal Hospital is pleased to take an active role in the 17th Annual Pets Need Dental Care, Too, part of the 2011 Pet Dental Health Campaign. In our endeavor to raise Dental Health awareness and to encourage our clients to schedule regular dental appointments, as well as establish an at-home dental care routine, Ranson Animal Hospital will be providing the following throughout the month of February:
All pets must have current Rabies vaccine and be able to provide proof of vaccine history, or be updated at the time of their procedure. New patients to Ranson Animal Hospital will require a veterinary physical exam at a reduced rate prior to scheduling their dental cleaning. This is to rule out any underlying risk such as heart disease or other illness. In order to provide the best possible medical care for your pet, it is recommended that pets over four years of age have a Geriatric Blood Profile performed to rule out any metabolic abnormality that may put them at a higher risk for anesthesia. This would be acquired 48-72 hours prior to the day of procedure. Less extensive blood work will be sufficient for pets under the age of four years old. This may be performed in the hospital the day of the procedure.
Ranson Animal Hospital also encourages our clients to understand that while February is the month designated to pet dental health awareness, ensuring proper dental care requires a yearlong commitment. Pet owners who take an active role in their pet’s dental health can help prevent periodontal disease and help ensure a healthy life for their canine and feline companions.
Call us today at (304) 724-5055 and take advantage of this opportunity to provide better health and quality of life for your pet for years to come!