Dental health for our pets is just as important as it is for us! However, understandably, most owners find it difficult to brush their pets’ teeth daily, weekly, or even at all. Over time, bacteria can grow and cause infections. This leads to varying stages of periodontal disease which can then lead to many other health issues.
We want our clients to get as excited about their pet’s oral health as we do, so in honor of National Pet Dental Health Month, Capitola Veterinary Hospital is having a winter dental special, from January 2020 through the end of February 2020! Each pet that receives a COHAT (comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment) will also go home with a home dental care kit that will include things such as Healthy Mouth (a water additive that prevents the buildup of plaque), a sample of dental diet kibble, and a toothbrush and toothpaste.
In addition, each pet that receives a COHAT will be entered to win a 6 month supply of any Royal Canin brand food for one pet.
|Our COHAT||Their Dental|
|3 member team: 2 technicians, 1 doctor||1 technician team|
|Complete oral exam performed by doctor||No oral exam|
|Complete digital x-rays of every tooth||If x-rays are done at all, only a few teeth are done|
|All extractions performed by doctor||Extractions performed by technician|
|IV catheter, fluids, pain medications included||Extra fee for IV catheter, fluids, pain medications|
|Laser therapy included for any extractions||Laser therapy not included|
|Follow up appointment/home dental care consultation included||No follow up appointment or consultation is offered|
Our dental procedures also include:
- Ultrasonic scaling above and below the gum-line on every side of every tooth.
- High speed polishing to leave a smooth plaque resistant tooth surface.
- EKG, Pulse Oximetry, Temperature, Blood Pressure, and Apnea monitoring.
Beware of “Anesthesia Free” dental procedures which are poor value and can be dangerous for your pet. You can learn more about Anesthesia Free teeth cleaning problems from the American Veterinary Dental College’s position statement which can be viewed by clicking here: http://www.avdc.org/