02-01-2011 10:52 AM CET - Health & Medicine
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Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. Reminds Pet Owners February is National Pet Dental Health Month

Press release from: Central Veterinary Associates, P.C.
PR Agency: PRMG
VALLEY STREAM, NY — Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. is reminding pet owners that February is National Pet Dental Health Month and to have their pet’s teeth and gums cleaned on a regular basis.

National Pet Dental Health Month teaches pet owners that proper dental hygiene is equally as important for their pets. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), by the time a pet reaches two years of age, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have some form of periodontal disease. Periodontal infections have been linked to diabetes, heart attacks, strokes, kidney disease and other life-threatening illnesses.

While 80% of people brush their teeth at least once a day, many people do not do the same for their pets, the AVMA states. Central Veterinary Associates offers dental services, which include teeth cleaning and polishing, dental X-rays, tooth extractions and oral surgery.

“It is imperative that pet owners pay attention to their pet’s dental health,” said Dr. Steven Fox, DVM, Chief Executive Officer and President, Central Veterinary Associates. “Periodontal disease is very serious in animals and may result in significant health problems. Central Veterinary Associates offers comprehensive dental services, including a dental vaccine, to help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy. We can also schedule checkups for your pets and, in the event of a dental emergency, our Valley Stream facility has a hospital that is open around the clock, 365 days a year, with a veterinarian always on duty in our emergency room.”

For more information or to make an appointment, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.

About Central Veterinary Associates, P.C.
Central Veterinary Associates, P.C. is a 24-hour, full-service hospital that provides optimal small animal medicine, including exotic medicine. The main hospital is located in Valley Stream, which provides 24-hour care at its state-of-the-art facility. Central Veterinary Associates also has other convenient locations in Great Neck, Bayside, Forest Hills, Far Rockaway and Belle Harbor. The hospital features intensive care units and intravenous infusion pumps and offers state-of-the-art radiology, endoscopy, ultrasonography, otoscopy and dentistry services. Central Veterinary Associates has over 100 staff members, including 14 veterinarians, as well as a board-certified radiologist and surgeon. For more information, call 1 (888) 4CVA-PET (428-2738) or visit www.centralvets.com.

Hank Russell, Public Relations Director
PRMG
156 North Ocean Avenue
Patchogue, NY 11772
631-207-1057
hrussell@theprmg.com

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