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Valentine's Day Safety for Pets

Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your pets how much you love them, but be careful, may Valentine’s Day treats can contain hidden dangers to your pets.

For example, many chocolates contain the sweetener Xylitol.  While Xylitol is safe for people, even small amounts can cause significant health problems for pets.  Our recomemndation: you and your human loved ones should eat all of the Valentine’s Day chocolate yourselves!

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How to Identify if your Pet has Dental Disease

Signs of pet dental disease or pain are:

  • Bad breath
  • Redness or bleeding along the gum line
  • Drooling, which may be tinged with blood
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Facial swelling, especially under the eyes
  • Nasal discharge
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What causes pet periodontal disease?

What causes pet periodontal disease? Pet periodontal disease starts when bacteria form plaque on the teeth. Within days, minerals in the saliva bond with plaque to form tartar, a hard substance that adheres to the teeth. The bacteria work their way under the gums and cause gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums.  These bacteria can then travel in the bloodstream to infect the heart, kidneys and liver.

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Pet Dental Health Month Special

Everyone has heard about the importance of dental care for your pet’s overall health, so help us add quality to their life. As we celebrate Pet Dental Health Month, we are offering UP TO 30% OFF of CURRENT DENTAL PRICES.

Contact us today, to find out more and schedule your FREE dental screening exam.
(Not valid with any existing offers)

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How is pet dental disease diagnosed?

Pet dental disease is diagnosed by examining the teeth and supporting structures while the pet is under anesthesia. Some dental disease can be reversed such as gingivitis through dental cleaning and polishing. Loss of tooth attachment, or bone loss cannot.

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CAT FOOD RECALL

PMI Nutrition, LLC (PMI), Arden Hills, Minn., has initiated a voluntary recall of its 20 lb. bags of Red Flannel® Cat Formula cat food for possible Salmonella contamination. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date. This recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution after routine testing by the FDA Detroit District Office identified possible Salmonella contamination.

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February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Don't turn your nose to Fido's or Fluffy's bad breath! That odor might signify a serious health risk, with the potential to damage not only your pet's teeth and gums but its internal organs as well.

To address the significance of oral health care for pets, the AVMA and several veterinary groups are sponsoring National Pet Dental Health Month in February.

Starting in February we will be sharing information about how you can identify pet dental health problems and how you can proactively minimize the risk of them occurring.  Stay tuned!

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