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Pets need dental care, too

Albany - February is pet dental health month and South Georgia Veterinarians want you to know there's more to having your pets teeth cleaned than better breath. Dental disease is the number one health problem in dogs and cats over the age of three.

Dr. Joanna Davis of Gillionville Animal Hospital says, "The bacteria that can get under the gum line in a dog or cat, that bacteria can spread to their heart valves, their liver and their kidney and cause severe organ damage and in worse case scenario death." For dental health month, Gillionville Animal Hospital is offering ten percent off of all dental treatments in February.

Dental treatments are recommended for pets three years and older. The best way to keep your pets teeth in good shape between visits, is to feed them dry food.

posted by karen.collier@walb.com