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National Pet Dental Health Month

National Dental Health Month ImageFebruary
is National Pet
Dental Health Month. People brush
their teeth every day, and the same should be true of your pets. Only about 2
percent of dog owners actually follow through by putting brush and paste to
teeth.

The
Ohio State University
Veterinary Medical
Center encourages all pet
owners to focus on the importance of regular dental care for their pets. Good
dental care contributes to overall well being and can help maintain your pet’s good
health well into his or her older years.

The
American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70
percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age three. Such disease is often
indicated by bad breath, a change in eating or chewing habits, pawing at the
face and mouth, and depression.

Veterinarians
have also noted that 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.
That means a relatively simple problem can become much more significant without
early intervention

The
Ohio State Veterinary
Medical Center
is so committed to your pet’s dental health that we are opening our newly renovated dental suite. This new
facility will enable us to provide leading-edge
dental hygiene for your pets, from standard cleanings to more complex
periodontal care.

At our Small Animal Dental Clinic, we
provide the best quality services related to disease of the oral cavity,
including prophylactic cleanings, oral examinations, treatment of fractured
teeth, treatment of stomatitis and similar conditions as well as the treatment
of periodontal disease,. The clinic is a state-of-the-art dental clinic for
small animals, complete with modern anesthetic delivery systems, monitoring
devices, and as well as leading-edge dental radiography and high-speed drill
systems.

 We are also here to help you see how easy it
is to make oral home care part of your pet’s routine as a way to prevent tooth
decay.

We
look forward to working with you to help keep your pet’s teeth as healthy as
possible, because we all know that a healthy pet is a happy one.

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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:29am

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