Pet Dental Health Month

February is National Pet Dental Health Month.  At West Kootenay Animal Hospital we believe the dental health of our patients is a year round concern.  The doctors preform an oral exam at every annual exam to assess the health of your pets teeth and gums.  The American Veterinary Dental Society estimates that 80% of dogs and 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3!  Dental disease can have major impacts on the overall health and comfort of your pet and regular dental care is just as important as good nutrition, regular check ups and exercise for your pet.  Check out "How to Start a Brushing Program" in our Client Home Care & Instruction Sheets menu and look in links under for more information.