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February is Dental Health Month, Save 20% on Teeth Cleaning
By Pet & Bird
Both the Wells Branch and South Branch Pet and Bird Clinics are again celebrating Children’s Dental Health Month by offering a 20% discount on pet teeth cleaning from February 1 to February 28 because pets are children too.
Dental health for pets is important because its lack can lead to future severe health problems. During the cleaning, we will scale (remove) the plaque and tartar on both the surface of the teeth and below the gum line. This will help keep the teeth clean and the mouth free of infection. It will increase quality of life for your best friend.
Take the time to regularly inspect your pet’s teeth to ensure none of the following conditions exist:
- misaligned or missing teeth
- discolored, broken or crooked teeth
- yellowish-brown tartar crust along the gum line
- red, swollen or bleeding gums
- growths inside the mouth
- excessive drooling
- bad breath
If any of these are present, you should come in and see us.
REFER A FRIEND…When you refer a friend you will receive a $10 credit towards your account. Your friend will receive a $40 exam for FREE on their first visit.
If you are a cat owner, then you probably already know that catnip can cause a normally self-contained feline to temporarily lose control. The cat will rub against the catnip, roll over it, kick at it and experience an intense euphoria for several minutes. Then Kitty will lose interest and walk away.
Catnip – also known as Nepeta cataria – is the common name for a herb that’s part of the mint family. It is native to Europe and an import to the United States where it has established itself as a widespread weed. Cats will respond to it after they smell or ingest it. Interestingly, while the scent of catnip will stimulate a feline, a dose of catnip oil will actually do the opposite.
Scientists are unsure about exactly what happens in a cat’s brain when he or she inhales this herb. However, they do know that a chemical present in catnip called nepetalactone is what triggers the very particular response in cats of all kinds including tigers. Scientists also know that the catnip response is inherited and that about 15% of all felines are immune to it.
The reaction only lasts a short time. Then the feline acclimates to it. It can take an hour or two away from the herb for the cat’s system to clear. If the feline is exposed to catnip again, the same reaction can take place. Kittens are less likely to have a reaction which may have something to do with the fact that they have not yet reached sexual maturity.
The DVMs (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) at Austin Pet and Bird Clinic are always happy and available to talk to you about your cat and feline health and wellness in general. We’re dedicated to helping you keep your animal pal in the pink for a long time to come. When you have questions, we have answers. Contact us today!
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