INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 11, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Binford Pet Wellness Clinic in Indianapolis, IN is offering a pet dental cleaning special to promote veterinary oral hygiene. This veterinary special includes dental cleaning, polishing and an oral check-up for only $99.95 for dogs and cats less than 30 pounds and $129.95 for dogs over 30 pounds. The Indianapolis veterinarians say the special pricing is part of a comprehensive effort to promote oral hygiene and dental care for pets. In addition to in-office cleanings, the veterinary clinic also provides tooth-brushing demonstrations for pet owners and other pet care tips for in home oral hygiene for pets.
Regular dental cleanings are an important part of pet wellness care, say the Indianapolis veterinarians at Binford Pet Wellness Clinic. As part of an oral care educational outreach program, the veterinary clinic is offering special pet dental pricing for oral exams and cleanings.
"Annual dental check-ups are essential to preventing serious health problems, including gum disease, tooth loss and bacterial infections," said Dr. Mike Graves. "However, oral health care is one of the most overlooked aspects of pet wellness care. Many pet owners simply do not realize how important regular cleanings are for both dogs and cats. That's why we are offering our dental cleaning special."
The vet clinic's special pricing includes a $99.95 package for dogs and cats less than 30 pounds, and a $129.95 package for dogs and cats over 30 pounds.
"We hope that the special pricing will help pet owners realize that dental care is affordable and an important investment in a pet's health," said Dr. Graves.
According to Dr. Graves, the majority of pets aged three or older have periodontal disease, but many pet owners fail to realize just how widespread this health problem is. Periodontal disease occurs when plaque buildup pushes away the gum line, creating pockets between the teeth and gums.
When pockets form, bacteria become trapped inside. The bacteria can weaken a pet's tooth structure, leading to tooth loss and bacterial infections.
"Periodontal disease is prevalent in pets, starting at age three," said Dr. Graves. "Regular dental exams and cleanings help remove plaque and tarter buildup, which reduces the risk for developing periodontal disease and other gum problems."
In addition to regular dental cleanings, the veterinarian also recommends that pet owners practice oral hygiene with their pets by teeth brushing, oral rinses or water additives, and specialized dog treats. Regular oral hygiene helps to remove food particles before plaque and tartar form and can also help prevent foul breath.
"No one likes a bad dog breath," said Dr. Graves. "Regular in home oral hygiene, such as teeth brushing, helps to prevent bad breath by removing food particles from the gum line, but helps to preserve pet dental health."
Binford Pet Wellness Clinic provides full-service veterinary care. In addition to pet dental cleanings, the vet clinic also provides wellness exams, vaccinations, spay and neuter operations, pet surgery, cat boarding and pet grooming. Pet owners may learn more about these services or schedule a veterinary appointment by visiting the website http://petwellnessclinics.com.
CONTACT: Binford Pet Wellness Clinic 888-667-5235Source:Binford Pet Wellness Clinic