At Jewell Animal Hospital, we know your pet’s dental health is very important!
Poor dental health can lead to infections, lack of appetite and weight loss, bad breath, irritable behavior, and other health issues. We have done so many oral procedures that have resulted in unhealthy teeth being extracted when they likely could have been kept healthy with a plan to maintain dental health. Here are some photos of one of those oral procedures where an 8-year-old dog with no history of dental care had to have 11 teeth extracted.
Steps To Take To Avoid A Severe Oral Procedure
Clean and Polish
Routine oral procedures to clean and polish the teeth every 18 months to 2 years. During an oral procedure, we also take dental radiographs to evaluate the health of each tooth beyond what the human eye can see. Doing an oral procedure routinely can minimize the number of teeth that need to be extracted. Routine oral procedures also end up being more cost effective for you because a pet who is having them done routinely will require less time under anesthesia due to the cleaning being less involved. The most important benefit? Your pet feels better with a clean mouth!
A probiotic like Entero TruBenefits. Entero is formulated to continuously support your dog or cat with their oral and intestinal health from mouth to tail. It supports healthy gums and teeth while naturally promoting fresh breath. It also maintains proper gut flora which supports normal digestion and bowel function.
A dental hygiene chew like OraVet. OraVet Chews fight bad breath as well as plaque and tartar buildup. This product is only for dogs.
Dental Health Plans at Jewell Animal Hospital
Because we think that routine oral procedures are so important, we have started offering Dental Health Plans at Jewell Animal Hospital!! You get to prioritize your pet’s dental health while managing the cost over an extended period of time if that will help you consider getting your pet in for an oral procedure. These plans are designed to allow you to receive a free dental consultation which will be followed with an estimate. Based on the estimate, you will make a deposit on the Dental Health Plan and pay off the remaining balance with 5 monthly payments. Once the plan is paid off, we schedule your oral procedure.
Of course, you don’t need a Dental Health Plan to schedule an oral procedure. We can get you on the schedule ASAP if you just let us know.
We’re sure you have heard the old adage that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” When it comes to your pet’s dental health, prevention is absolutely the key!