The Pet Dental Clinic, a dental-only, general practice veterinary clinic focusing on high-quality preventative dental care for dogs and cats, is scheduled to host a two-day open house at their Queen Creek location on Wednesday, July 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. for local veterinary clinics and on Thursday, July 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the general public.
The open house, located at 18521 E. Queen Creek Road, aims to provide local pet owners and veterinary clinics with information and available services for routine and specialized dental treatments for pets. According to The Pet Dental Clinic, their goal is to provide support to local veterinary practices for routine dental procedures, basic oral surgery, supporting diagnostics and therapeutic services for dogs and cats.
“This is a great opportunity for our clients and colleagues to get to know us and understand the focused dental care that we are able to administer to pets,” said Carrie Winckler, a vet technician and staff manager at The Pet Dental Clinic. “At the open house, we will have an array of different activities, contests and giveaways, so pet parents and veterinary staff should be sure to mark their calendars and stop in.”
On July 13, local veterinary practice managers, staff and doctors of veterinary medicine (DVM) will receive guided tours, Veterinary Oral Health Council-recommended chews, treats and other samples, as well as an X-ray demonstration from The Pet Dental Clinic’s state-of-the-art ScanX Duo handheld dental X-ray unit.
On July 14, pet owners and members of the general public attending the open house will receive guided tours of the facility and a behind-the-scenes look at basic services and the clinic’s “fear-free” methods, as well as a free toothbrush kit accompanied by a demonstration on how to properly brush your pet’s teeth.
Additionally, The Pet Dental Clinic plans to host a free photo shoot and contest for attending pets. Photos will be uploaded to social media, where followers can vote for their favorite photos across five categories, including cutest smile, best dressed, best trick caught in a photo, pet that looks most like their human, and goofiest look. Winners from each category will receive prizes, including dental home care products, as well as discounted services and products at The Pet Dental Clinic
While oral hygiene is critical to a pet’s overall health, signs of dental disease often go overlooked. According to the American Animal Hospital Association, after examining X-rays of dogs and cats whose teeth appeared healthy, veterinarians found that 27.8 percent of dogs and 41.7 percent of cats had diseased teeth. In cats and dogs with abnormal-looking teeth, those percentages increased to more than 50 percent.
“Although general practice veterinarians provide routine dental care for dogs and cats, they often spend a majority of their time dealing with other general health issues,” said Dr. Curt Coffman, DVM, DAVDC specialty director of dentistry for Thrive Pet Healthcare. “It’s our mission to assist other practices and help pet parents understand that prevention is less traumatic and less costly for their pet than delaying care until severe dental problems develop and lead to tooth loss.”
The Pet Dental Clinic will act as a dentistry-only practice whose staff are focused solely on pets’ oral health.
The Pet Dental Clinic is a partner of Thrive Pet Healthcare, a first-of-its-kind veterinary healthcare network with a myriad of locations and partners across the U.S. According to Thrive, the veterinary company plans to add more veterinary dental practices and partners across the U.S. to their growing network of services.
For more information about The Pet Dental Clinic’s open house, their services and animal oral hygiene, visit www.thepetdentalclinic.com or call 480.281.0076.
For more information about Thrive Pet Healthcare, visit www.thrivepetcare.com.