In this issue you will find:
National Pet Dental Month
Responsible Pet Ownership
Food Pantry Donations
February is National Pet Dental Health Month
Good oral health is more than just a pretty smile.
Poor dental hygiene can put both your pet’s health and your pocket book at risk. “Dog breath” – or a cat with a foul-smelling mouth – can be a sign of untreated dental conditions. If left untreated, you may put your pet at risk for greater problems such as periodontitis or heart disease.
Routine cleanings can help prevent periodontal disease and save money in the long run. A 2014 analysis conducted by Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. showed that the average cost per pet to prevent dental disease is just one-third of the average cost of treating dental disease.
More importantly, a complete oral examination can detect hidden health problems. Even if your pet’s breath smells fine, there still could be dental conditions that are hard to spot without a complete veterinary exam.
Schedule your pet’s dental checkup with us now. We’ll do a thorough checkup to make sure your pet is at optimum health. We also can show you how to brush your pet’s teeth in between exams. Brushing is the single most effective thing you can do to keep your pet’s teeth healthy between dental cleanings.
We’re committed to your pet’s health and wellness, and we know that you are as well. We will be offering a 10% discount on all dental services and products during February. Book your appointment today!
Food Shelf Donations
We had a great year for the Roberts Food Shelf donations. We had only 400 lbs of food donated, but a whopping $618 in cash.
The Food Shelf can purchase just what their customers need with your generous donations.
If you have not already done so, please download the Free VitusVet App on your phone and/or computer and register for this Free service.
Through the VitusVet App, you can see your pet's medical records 24/7 and at the click of a button allow any emergency or referral veterinarian to see those records. With your account you can view the records and X-rays from Bobtown Pet Clinic and our recommended emergency hospital AERC of Minnesota.
The service integrates with practice management software and uploads new information throughout the day. Please note that client access to records is delayed by about 24 hours to allow for finalizing the record. Veterinarians have access to the records within 3 hours.
Remember that even if you go to an emergency hospital and have not yet downloaded the VitusVet app, you can do it there and grant permission for them to see your pet's records.