February and March are traditionally Dental month -Â which went very well, soÂ for the second year in a row we’ve decided to do it again in MAY.
What is Dental Month?Â Â Â Â Well, it is a time period in which we try to increase awareness of pet’s dental needs AND WE OFFER 10% OFF! 10 % off the whole dental package. It also includes 10% off additional dental related procedures (if needed), such as extractions, dental radiographs, etc.
I should explain that we offer dental packages based on pet size. The packages include a number of things; hospitalization, intravenous catheter, fluids, anesthesia, anesthesia monitoring equipment, dental evaluation, dental cleaning with ultrasonic scaler, and dental polish.Â These costs are easy to define and easy to provide.
CatsÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $205
Dogs up to 20 lbsÂ Â Â Â Â Â $205
Dogs 21-50Â lbsÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $240
Dogs 51-75 lbsÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $260
Dogs 76 and upÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â $280
Many pets have advanced dental disease that requires further time and effort to treat. We will do our best to give estimates ahead of time, but often it is hard to predict accurately what will be needed ahead of time.Â Some extractions can be challenging and time consuming. In some cases dental radiographs and nerve blocks are necessary. These things affect cost as well but are harder to define and provide in a broad article. We can give estimates on an individual basis as part of your next exam, though.
We do require that your pet have had an exam within the year before it is brought in for a dental. Examinations and face to face contact are important for mutual understanding and making sure your pet is healthy prior to any anesthetic procedure. We also offer pre-anesthetic bloodwork for pets under 7 years old and require it for pets over 7 years old.
Please visit our other featured articles discussing 1) dental disease in detail and 2) what to expect on the day of the procedure. After the procedure we will send home a tooth brushing kit and some instructions. Ask us if you have any questions on dental products. Look for the VOHS seal on products (Veterinary Oral Health Council) ensuring quality.
Special diet that holds together and scrapes teeth as the pet chews
Mouth wash with enzymes that degrade plaque
Treats that also hold together and scrape teeth as they chew
The above at home products are good, but nowhere near as effective as brushing.