Tartar on their teeth: It’s worse than you think!

Posted February 6, 2015

Doc explains the importance of dental health maintenance for your dog and cat.

Hey, I’m lucky if I make a dentist appointment for myself. When I went to interview Doc last weekabout National Pet Dental Health month, I asked him to set me straight.

“Is it really that important to get Ella’s teeth cleaned? I mean what am I risking?” I asked skeptically. I love my dog. But it’s hard enough putting an appointment on the calendar for my own dental appointment, so I needed something to convince me.

Doc looked at me in his “Are you kidding me?” kind of way and gave me plenty of reasons to make Ella’s next appointment… in February especially because not only do I want to make sure she is taken care of right away, but there’s a coupon at the bottom of this email, as well!

“The most critical reasons for maintaining dental health for pets,” explains Doc, “is that the bacteria embedded in the tartar build-up on their teeth is extremely harmful to an animal’s kidneys and heart.” He went on to explain the repercussions of the bacteria to the kidneys and heart, which was enough to convince me that a dental cleaning is not just a luxury, it’s a necessity! “Also, an added benefit is their sweet-smelling mouth,” he said with a smile.

When you call Pleasantburg Veterinary Clinic (864.232.6445) and make your appointment, your pet will receive a physical exam and blood work will be done to help them customize the anesthesia specifically to your pet’s needs. Afterwards, your dog and cat will thank you and you’ll have the peace of mind that you have helped them live the healthiest, happiest life you can give them!

To see Doc’s Pet Dental Health message,  visit this link.