PROPER DENTAL CARE IS VITAL TO YOUR PET’S HEALTH
Regular cleanings and exams maintain your dog or cat’s overall health, mitigate bad breath, prevent unnecessary prolonged pain, and perhaps most importantly, prevent expensive dental problems later.
At Alpine Animal Hospital, we’re pleased to offer you 20% off ALL PET DENTAL CARE all through January and February 2017.
To encourage pet owners to provide proper dental care, Alpine Animal Hospital offers a 20% discount for all pet dental procedures every February, including, cleanings, extractions, polishing and sealing of the teeth.
Our February Pet Dentistry Discount month has been such a great success, we’re extending that 20% through January this year as well.
Improper dental care opens the door to annoying bad breath, as well as advanced issues such as periodontal disease, receding gums, tooth loss, more serious diseases, and worst of all pain for you pet!
NO NEED TO WORRY
People tell us their 2 biggest concerns with bringing pets in for dental care are:
- Is it safe?
- What will it cost?
As far as safety, we take extra precautions to insure great outcomes with Alpine.
We’re helping cut the cost with our seasonal discount program.
Most pets need to be placed fully under gas anesthesia for proper dental cleanings and extractions. The gas anesthesia we use is considered the safest available. It is the same anesthesia used by major hospitals for human medical procedures and surgeries.
The sedatives we use are fully reversible and ALL pet patients are placed on heart, breathing and blood pressure monitors while they’re under with vital signs under continuous monitoring.
2 staff members (the doctor and a technician) are with the patients while their teeth are being worked on; one person to monitor the patient and the other to perform the proper dental work.
Call us this month to schedule dental procedures and receive a 20% discount. 208 237-1111
AN OUNCE OF PREVENTION
Regular dental exams, and cleanings as needed, will prevent painful dental disease and save you money in the long run if caring for your pet properly is a priority.
The cost of dental procedures increases when complicated extractions and oral surgery are necessary.
After extractions, all pets also need to be placed on pain medication and antibiotics.
This is one of the biggest reasons we encourage people to schedule regular (every 6-12 months, just like us with our dentist) dental cleanings–to avoid costly procedures when they absolutely need to be performed.
Many pets accumulate tartar on their teeth as early as 1 – 2 years of age. Tartar can ONLY be removed by scaling the debris from the teeth. No amount of brushing will remove tartar once it has formed on the teeth.
However, there are many steps that can be taken after teeth have been cleaned to keep tartar from building up quickly. These include using water additives, brushing, dental chews, T/D prescription diet food (T/D= tooth diet) and many more.
FIND AND FIX DENTAL PROBLEMS EARLY
One thing many pet owners don’t realize is how painful dental issues can be for their pets. Most animals don’t indicate they are in pain until its severe.
Many of our clients tell us they feel really bad when they realize how much pain their pet has suffered because there were no obvious signs of dental disease.
Fractured or worn teeth are another very common problem that arises in our pets due to excessive chewing of hard toys or other objects.
These types of dental problems can be assessed in a routine physical exam by one of our skilled veterinarians. Please do not hesitate to come in for a dental consultation to see if your dog or cat needs dental work performed.
We encourage those of you with older pets (6 years or older) to have pre-anesthetic blood work done to ensure there are no underlying problems that could cause complications under anesthesia.
We offer an economical pre-anesthetic blood panel that can be done the same day as a scheduled dental procedure.
We offer a discounted pre-anesthetic blood panel to encourage our pet owners to have this important work performed. Pre-anesthetic blood work is not mandatory for our older patients but it is strongly recommended and can be done the same day as a scheduled dental procedure.
Please call if you have any questions or to schedule your pets dental cleaning. 208 237-1111.
Dr. Steven D. Haymore January 3, 2017