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Pet Dental Awareness

By March 8, 2018April 7th, 2022No Comments

If you take care of your pet’s teeth, those teeth will take care of your pet in return. In the United States, animal companions are often considered a member of the family. While February is traditionally recognized as Pet Dental Awareness Month, here at Village Veterinary Clinic we feel that every month should be Pet Dental Awareness Month as we diagnose and treat dental issues year round! If you cannot remember the last time you made an appointment for these services, give us a call at 703-978-8655 to have your cat or dog’s mouth examined.

Why Does Village Veterinary Clinic Emphasize the Importance of Pet Dental Health?

At Village Veterinary Clinic we’re known for providing excellent dental care that the Burke and surrounding communities can rely on. You may be wondering, what types of things will a veterinarian screen for?

During a dental examination of your cat or dog, our vets will be on the lookout for such common pet dental problems as loose, broken or extra teeth, plaque and tartar build-up and gum inflammation or disease. The vets will also need to know if your pet has had difficulty chewing food, been refusing to eat or showing a reduced appetite.

Possible issues that will be addressed during a pet dental exam include bad breath, pain in the mouth and swelling of the areas around the mouth or in the nasal cavities.

Does your pet seem to have bad breath? Do not ignore bad breath, thinking it is simply caused by smelly pet food or a bug that your cat or dog managed to catch and consume. Bad breath can be a sign of a serious infection, so bring your pet in for an exam if you detect a foul odor coming from its mouth.

Set an Appointment to Clean Your Animal Companion’s Teeth at Village Veterinary Clinic

There’s no time like the present to bring your pet in for a thorough examination and schedule a teeth cleaning appointment. Just like you make appointments for each member of your family to visit the dentist on an annual basis, so should you make appointments for your pet. And rest assured, we have a reputation for offering superior pet dental care in Burke, VA.

To learn more about our team’s approach to pet dentistry or to book an appointment, please get in touch with Village Veterinary Clinic today by calling 703-978-8655.

IMPORTANT NOTICE

To our Village Vet Family,

Effective July 1, 2022, Dr. Cate Adsit will be on extended medical leave. During her absence, we will need your kind patience and understanding as Dr. Lonam will be working as our only full-time Veterinarian, now covering both very substantial caseloads with limited relief. Our area has been exceptionally affected by a nationwide shortage of Veterinary professionals.

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