Pet Dental Care on The Peninsula
Did you know that more than 50% of all household dogs and cats have some form of gum disease by just 3 years of age? The good news, though, is that with proper preventive dental care, gum disease can be prevented. A pet’s mouth is often an indicator of their overall health. In fact, untreated gum disease can eventually affect the liver, heart, and kidneys if not treated, putting your pet’s life in danger.
Colony Animal Hospital recommends annual dental check-ups and cleanings to keep your pet’s mouth healthy, teeth white, and breath fresh! For pets that are 3 and older, we typically recommend annual cleanings. However, more frequent dental visits may be required, depending on your pet’s age and dental health status. With our comprehensive dental services and at-home care, you can decrease or even eliminate your pet’s risk of oral infection.
About Our Pet Dental Services
Our state-of-the-art dental suite is equipped with two dentistry stations and digital dental radiology. We also provide circulating warm water blankets for your pet’s safety and comfort and the same monitoring equipment that we use for our surgical services. Our comprehensive dental services include ultrasonic and hand scaling for tartar and plaque removal, high-speed polishing, and fluoride treatment. We also rely on digital dental radiography to view below the gum line, as this is where many oral problems are found.
How to Save $50 on Your Pet’s Dental
February is National Pet Dental Health Month, but here at Colony Animal Hospital, we celebrate it all year-round with a great deal! If we recommend a dental procedure (cleaning, extractions, etc.) during your pet’s dental exam, and you schedule the procedure within 30 days of our recommendation, you can save $50 on the total! Schedule your pet’s dental exam today by calling (757) 877-6464 to see if you can take advantage of our $50 off special!
Common Symptoms of Gum Disease in Pets
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Reluctance to eat (often due to pain)
- Reddened or swollen gums
- Yellow or brown teeth
If your pet is experiencing any of these symptoms, schedule a dental exam so we can determine what kind of cleaning or treatment is needed. We can also give you tips and product recommendations for at-home care so you can maintain your pet’s health between appointments. Give us a call today!