By Megan Gabel
July is dental discount month at the SPA clinic. Improve your pet’s dental health and overall health, quality of life, and general well-being by having your dog’s or cat’s teeth cleaned (by removing plaque and tartar). SPA residents Sugar and Nadia are looking forward to their dental cleanings. During July, our regular price of 700-1,000 pesos for teeth cleaning (cats and dogs) has been reduced by 20 percent (includes anesthetic and professional cleaning with ultrasonic scaler/polisher). Take advantage of this very popular special offer by calling 415 152 6124 for an appointment today!
Not only is dental care vitally important to your pet’s teeth and gums, but proper dental care contributes to a longer life, something that I’m sure is near and dear to your hearts. Periodontal disease, an inflammation of a tooth’s deep supporting structures, causes plaque build-up on the teeth. It is the most common ailment affecting cats and dogs and is preventable. According to the American Veterinary Dental College, periodontal disease may cause problems in the mouth and teeth and also “be associated with damage to internal organs in some patients as they age.” It is often not treated until it is too late and has already done extensive damage.
Your pet can’t tell you about teeth pain and will instinctively hide illness or weakness. It is up to you to be vigilant. Here are the signs to look for that indicate oral or dental disease:
- Bad breath
- Loose teeth
- Discolored teeth, yellowed from tartar
- Chewing from only one side
- Drooling or pawing at the mouth
- Avoiding your contact with their face
- Loss of appetite or weight
Please bring your beloved cats and dogs to the SPA clinic for all their veterinary care. We have a terrific, well-equipped, on-site clinic with a wonderful vet, Dr. Omar Córdova. The SPA can provide routine care for your pet (general check-up and vaccinations) and meet all your pet’s needs, including diagnosing and treating medical issues, taking x-rays as necessary, performing sterilizations, other surgeries, and providing emergency care. It is best to call for an appointment (415 152 6124) to avoid having a long wait. Our address is Los Pinos 7, and the clinic is open Monday-Saturday, 9am-3pm, with extended hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays to 4pm. Tuesdays and Saturdays are discount days! Consultations and most vaccinations are reduced on those days.
Our Pet Food Money Bank fundraiser is continuing. We need your help!! We still have not reached our goal of 250,000 pesos, all of which will apply to the annual cost of feeding our animals. See www.spasanmiguel.org/pet-food-money-bank and click the “donate” button on any page to contribute to this very important SPA fundraiser!