February is National Pet Dental Health month, and we ask the question, why is dental health and cover so important?
Poor dental hygiene can cause long term pain and discomfort for many pets. Most owners are unaware of this discomfort because most animals will not cry out in the presence of such pain – they just tolerate it. Dental disease in an older animal can cause illnesses which the owner may mistakenly attribute to the pet ‘getting old’. But if there is infection in the mouth it can allow bacteria into the body via the blood stream and cause infections elsewhere. Kidney, heart, lung and liver infections can all be caused by poor oral health. Some experts agree, by the age of 2, as many as 80% of dogs, and 85% of cats 3 years and older already have some form of dental disease.
MediPet offers dental cover for pets under the Option 2 policy. This allows for 1 procedure per policy year, whether it is extractions or a yearly scale & polish. If you want to learn more about this benefit, and other fantastic extras that we offer, visit our website here for more information.