Posted on Nov 28th, 2018, 04:40 PM America/Los_Angeles






Capitola Veterinary Hospital Fall-Winter Dental Special Now through February 28th, 2019! 

All patients with a current annual exam are eligible for a comprehensive oral health assessment and treatment (COHAT) procedure.

Every pet that gets a COHAT will be entered for a chance to win a “Home Dental Care Basket” and a year’s supply of any Royal Canin brand food for one pet!

PLUS…. Every pet that gets a COHAT will go home with a “Home Dental Kit”($75.00 value)!


 What your free Home Dental Kit will include:

  • Sample of Royal Canin Dental food
  • AE.T VeggieDent FR3SH Chew
  • OraVet Dental Chews
  • A toothbrush and Sample of C.E.T Toothpaste
  • 8oz Bottle of Healthy Mouth water additive
  • Treat Jar
  • Collapsible travel bowl
  • Food measuring Cup


Our Dental Procedures Include:

  • IV catheterization and fluid therapy
  • A highly trained team, including 2 technicians and a doctor dedicated to your pet to provide top of the line care.
  • Full anesthesia, EKG, Pulse Oximetry, Temperature, Blood Pressure, and Apnea monitoring.
  • Complete DIGITAL X-raysof every  Allowing us to examine each and every tooth root for hidden disease and infection that could adversely affect your pet’s overall health.
  • Ultrasonic scaling above and below the gum-line on every side of every tooth.
  • High speed polishing to leave a smooth plaque resistant tooth surface.
  • Fluoride treatment.
  • Extractions are performed if needed based on exam and X-rays.
    • All extractions are performed by a doctor only using sterile instruments.
    • Extraction sites are closed with absorbable suture to minimize discomfort.
  • Home dental care consultation regarding methods to prevent recurrence of dental disease
    • This is where your home dental kit will help with getting you on your way to preventative maintenance!
  • Two-week recheck appointment included in COHAT procedure price

Beware of “Anesthesia Free” dental procedures 

These procedures are a poor value and can be dangerous for your pet! Problems with these procedures include:

  • Procedures performed by unlicensed professionals without direct supervision of a veterinarian.
  • Risk of tooth surface fracture as tartar is scraped off.
  • Inability to properly polish teeth leaving a rough tooth surface that causes increases plaque accumulation.
  • Inability to clean every tooth surface and below the gum line where dental disease affects tooth root and overall health.
  • Risk of aspiration or ingestion of pieces of tartar as they are removed.
  • Risk of an uncooperative pet hurting themselves or others due to fear or stress.

You can learn more about Anesthesia Free teeth cleaning problems from the American Veterinary Dental College position statement which can be viewed by clicking here: http://www.avdc.org/statements.html


85% of Pets have Periodontal Disease by the time they are 3 years old! 

Some warning signs that your pet may be due for a professional dental cleaning:

  • Bad Breath
  • Sensitivity around mouth, difficulty chewing, chewing more on one side than the other
  • Loss of appetite
  • Yellow or brown stains on teeth
  • Bleeding or swollen gums
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Pawing at the mouth or face
  • Picking up food and then dropping it.


Several health issues and complications can arise due to Periodontal Disease…

If your pet goes without home dental care or professionally dental care performed by a veterinarian:

  • Periodontal Disease is the destruction of bone, gum tissue and structures that hold teeth in place. It is caused by buildup of bacteria and food creating plaque. The bacterial infection spreads, unseen, beneath the gum line and even in the bloodstream. As the disease progresses, it destroys the bone around the tooth roots leading to mobile and painful teeth.
  • There are four stages of Periodontal Disease rating the progression of the disease, and reversibility. For example, Stage 1 has mild plaque and bacteria growth and is reversible with cleaning and homecare. However, Stage 4 has extreme plaque and bacterial infections causing rapid tooth loss, and even illness throughout the rest of the body’s organ systems via the bloodstream – this state is not reversible, even with treatment.


Take advantage of this special deal and call 831-476-7387 to schedule your pet’s COHAT today!

Happy Brushing!

With Kind Regards from the Doctors and Staff of Capitola Veterinary Hospital

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