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Healthy Mouth For A Healthy Pet – February is Pet Dental Month!

Why Dental Care? Dental care of dogs and cats is one of the most commonly overlooked areas of pet health care. In fact, a recent AAHA study showed that approximately two-thirds of pet owners do not provide the dental care that is recommended as essential by veterinarians. What’s more, the American Veterinary Dental Society reports that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by age three. Dental disease doesn’t affect just the mouth. It can lead to more serious health problems including heart, lung and kidney disease, which makes it all the more important that you provide your pets with proper dental care from the start. Pets often don’t show obvious signs of dental disease or oral pain to their owners, and in most cases will even continue to eat despite oral pain If you are unsure if your pet has dental problems, just schedule a dental examination with one of our veterinarians.

If the veterinarian has recommended at dental cleaning for your pet, schedule within 30 days to receive $35 off the procedure. (Offer valid through August 31st 2020)

Regular veterinary examinations are especially important in preventing dental disease since dogs and cats rarely show outward signs of even serious painful dental disease.  This is Mother Nature’s adaptation to survival in the wild but it can actually hinder the owner’s ability to detect dental problems.  We do not believe that pets experience pain to any lesser degree than we do; they simply are more tolerant of pain.

Regular professional cleaning is important to maintaining your pet’s teeth. We use modern and safe ultrasonic units to clean each tooth thoroughly – above and below the gum line.

(View our pet dental procedure below.)

Dental technicians polish teeth to create a smooth, lustrous tooth surface more resistant to plaque buildup. Fluoride treatments help strengthen enamel and reduce tooth sensitivity. Advanced dental care and digital dental radiography is available. And as always, anesthesia and monitoring are state of the art and of the utmost importance.

If the veterinarian has recommended a dental cleaning for your pet, schedule it within 30 days and get $35 off!  (Offer valid through August 31st 2020)

Contact us to schedule a dental check-up for your pet today!

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COVID-19 Service Announcement

June 29, 2020

Tampa Bay Animal Hospitals adjust to providing care during the re-opening of Florida associated with human coronavirus COVID-19 by continuing Curbside Concierge Service, Telehealth, and Mobile Services, but we look forward to resuming limited in-hospital outpatient appointments as soon as we have sufficient confidence that we can do so safely.

We remain committed to caring for our patients and meeting their health care needs in the safest and best way possible. Be assured that we continue to follow CDC guidelines and federal, state and local recommendations for practicing social distancing. We have established a phased plan to resume normal services to see our patients for healthy pet exams, all procedures and surgeries and urgent care needs.

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