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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Did you know that up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats that lack proper dental care
may show signs of dental disease by the age of 3?

February is National Pet Dental Health Month! That means it’s the perfect time to
schedule your pet’s dental exam and professional cleaning with Dr. Pulver.
Our thorough cleaning includes plaque and tartar removal as well as an evaluation
of all teeth and gums. We use anesthesia to keep your pet free of discomfort
throughout the entire process.

At-Home Dental Care
Dental care is essential to the overall health and wellbeing of your dog or cat, and good oral hygiene starts at home. Dr. Pulver can help you learn more about brushing your
dog or cat’s teeth at home. Other options include dental rinses and gels, dental
diets, or dental chew toys. Talk to us about the at-home dental care options that fit
your lifestyle.

Signs of Dental Trouble
Common signs of dental disease in pets include:

  • Bad breath
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Teeth that are discolored and/or covered in tartar
  • Drooling or dropping food from the mouth
  • Loss of appetite or weight loss
  • Sensitivity near the mouth area

If it has been more than a year since your pet has had a dental examination or cleaning,
please give us a call at (775) 882-1686 to set up an appointment.