Extend a pets life by 2-5 yrs. | McDowell Mountain Ranch
A What?? Dental Cleaning!! Are You Kidding??
I stood, staring at the vet, processing her comment. It was William’s yearly check up and her comment had taken me aback.
“William has the worst teeth of any dog his age seen in this office. He needs a cleaning.”
“Cleaning?” I asked after a long moment.
“Dental Cleaning.” She replied. The wrinkle in my brow clearly convened my perplexed state-of-mind. Desperately, I wished that William had arrived with a manual that would give me a schedule for all the maintenance work that he would apparently require.
“What does a dental cleaning entail?” I asked after a long moment.
The vet smiled, “The procedure will remove the plaque and tarter from William’s teeth and polish them up. It will cost between $400-$500,” I gulped, “And the procedure will be performed under anesthesia.”
“No,” I said firmly, “Can the procedure be done without anesthesia?”
“No.” she replied flatly and with that one word, I began a quest to understand pet dental health and to find a natural solution.
3 Reasons To Practice Good Pet Dental Health
- Prevent the Development of Periodontal Disease. Periodontal disease is the most prevalent disease among dogs and cats. By the age of 3, nearly 80% of dogs and 70% of cats suffer from periodontal disease. It is responsible for the premature death of 80% of the pet population each year. Preventing the development of periodontal disease should be a priority for every pet owner.
- Reduce/Eliminate Stinky Pet Breath. Most pets need their special times with their people. They need to be touched, cuddled and loved for their emotional health. However, stinky pet breath can be a real deterrent to their human parents. Effectively reducing stinky pet breath can lead to very pleasant snuggling experiences with pet children.
- Extend a pet’s life by 2-5 years. Many dental issues start small but continue to develop, eventually become systemic, significantly shortening a pet’s life. By effectively addressing a pet’s dental health, a pet parent may extend their pet’s life by 2-5 years, gaining more time with their pet child.
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