Thursday, March 14, 2019

How to Keep your Pet's Dental Care on Track

Hi everyone! CJ & Rex here with our good friend Whiskers who has surprised us with another visit! We’re here to share some important information about dental hygiene because having dirty, smelly teeth is nothing to smile about! Dental health is a very important part of our overall health, wouldn’t you agree, Rex?

Rex: Woof. Unfortunately, yes CJ. I hate when my mom brushes my teeth, but I do feel cleaner once it’s done!

That’s great, Rex - woof! Your teeth should also be cleaned at least once a year by your certified veterinarian, like Dr. Kothmann, to check for early signs of problems and to keep your mouth healthy. If left untreated, plaque and tartar buildup can progress to painful inflammation and gums disease. You wouldn’t want that, right Whiskers?

Meow – nope! But even worse, you’ll have bad breath!

That’s why it’s really important for our parents to brush our teeth two to three times a week to prevent this from happening! Also, plaque builds up and bacteria can infect the gum tissue and even the roots of teeth, which will result in tooth loss. This can end up affecting more than our oral health - bacteria can travel though the bloodstream from vessels near the gums. This puts other organs, such as the lungs and kidneys, in risk of also getting an infection. WOOF.

Woof. Woof. That sounds scary, CJ! One time my friend’s gums got really red and began to hurt him, woof. It hurt him so bad, he couldn’t eat sometimes! When his mom took him to the veterinarian it turns out he almost had gingivitis!

I hear that most dental disease occurs below the gum line, where it’s harder to see. That’s why it’s so imperative to brush your teeth!  

Well said, Whiskers – sure glad you were able to be part of this conversation! If your parents have any questions about dental care, feel free to call the experienced veterinarians at Bulverde Animal Hospital for more information.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Client Appreciation Month

Hello, everyone! We hope that you are enjoying the winter season, getting a chance to spend time with friends, family, and, of course, your beloved cats and dogs. Its CJ here with my good pal, Rex, and we’d like to share why January is such an exciting month for us here at Bulverde Animal Hospital.

We’ve been in business since January 1995 and are celebrating our 24 year anniversary – woof, woof! In celebration, this January has been client appreciation month at the hospital as we feel that our clients are more than deserving of some exciting offers!

Rex: Woof! Woof! We want to thank all of our fellow doggies and kitty friends for supporting us, and their parents for choosing Bulverde Animal Hospital!

CJ: Agreed! In order to show our appreciation, we’ve been offering all of our clients a 20% discount on tumor removals throughout the month of January and dental procedures for the months of January and February!

Rex: Wow!  That’s such exciting news, CJ – it sure makes me smile! I’m going to tell all of my friends to have their parents bring them down to Bulverde Animal Hospital for all their health needs. Here’s to all of the successful years in business!

CJ: Well said, Rex - woof! We look forward to seeing you all soon!

If your parents ever have any questions about pet care, just have them contact the professional doctors at Bulverde Animal Hospital.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Keeping your Pet Healthy

We hope everyone had a happy holiday and is looking forward to the New Year! It’s CJ here with my good old pal Rex and we wanted to take some time to discuss our new year’s resolutions. Rex and I decided we’re going to be healthier in 2019 and wanted to remind all pet parents that we need their help to accomplish our goals!

Rex: Woof, woof! That’s right! My mom takes me over to the experts at Bulverde Animal Hospital for routine wellness checkups to monitor my health. Dr. Kothmann is the best and he makes sure I’m at a healthy weight and am eating right.

CJ: That’s great, Rex. A balanced diet is fundamental in keeping us healthy. Like our human companions, diet has a direct effect on our skin, coat, weight, and energy level. It’s important for our parents to research the ingredients of dog food before they buy it, or learn how to make a homemade diet!

Rex: Woof – my mom and I also go on long walks and play ball at the dog park. It’s so much fun and it’s a good way for me to release my energy.

CJ: We need at least 1-2 hours of exercise per day, so exercise is a great way to release some of that energy! However, being outside a lot means we’re more susceptible to fleas and ticks, so it’s important for our parents to take the proper preventative steps, such as vaccinations, to ensure we don’t get sick!

Rex: Woof, woof – you’re right, CJ! I had a tick once and boy did that hurt! My parents took me to Dr. Kothmann and he created a prevention plan that was best for me.

CJ: It sounds like the professional veterinarians at Bulverde Animal Hospital know what they’re talking about! If your parents have any additional questions regarding pet health, just have them give Bulverde a call – woof!