Due to high demand, we have extended our Pet Dental Health Month discount! You can now schedule you pet’s dental appointment through March and receive 20% off. Appointments are filling up fast so call and schedule today.
When you adopt a pet from the Animal Rescue League, you automatically become an ARL member entitled to receive theirnewsletters and other special mailings. Annual membership renewal levels include:
- Junior membership (up to 18 years of age): $15.00
- Senior membership (65 years and older): $15.00
- Individual membership: $25.00
- Family membership: $50
- Patron membership: $75
- Benefactor membership: $100.00
The Animal Welfare Act was signed into law in 1966. It is the only Federal law in the United States that regulates the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers. Other laws, policies, and guidelines may include additional species coverage or specifications for animal care and use, but all refer to the Animal Welfare Act as the minimum acceptable standard. The Act is enforced by the USDA, APHIS, Animal Care agency. To learn more, go to: https://awic.nal.usda.gov/government-and-professional-resources/federal-laws/animal-welfare-act
Did you know that President Teddy Roosevelt was the president with the most pets? See his list of pets with their great names below: • Guinea pigs: Admiral Dewey, Bishop Doane, Dr. Johnson, Father O’Grady, Fighting Bob Evans • Ponies: Algonquin & Fidelity • Hen: Baron Spreckle • Lizard: Bill – lizard • Manchester Terrier: Blackjack • Blue macaw: Eli Yale • Garter snake: Emily Spinach • Dogs (mixed breeds): Gem and Susan • Terriers: Jack and Peter • Bear: Jonathan Edwards • Piebald rat: Jonathan • Badger: Josiah • Pekingese: Manchu • Pig: Maude • Rabbit: Peter • Bull Terrier: Pete • Saint Bernard: Rollo • Rat Terrier: Skip • Chesapeake Bay Retriever: Sailor Boy • Cats: Tom Quartz and Slippers • Unknown names: A hyena, a barn owl & a one-legged rooster
Signs of pet dental disease or pain are: ◾Bad breath ◾Redness or bleeding along the gum line ◾Drooling, which may be tinged with blood ◾Difficulty chewing ◾Pawing at the mouth ◾Loose or missing teeth ◾Facial swelling, especially under the eyes ◾Nasal discharge
What causes pet periodontal disease? Pet periodontal disease starts when bacteria form plaque on the teeth. Within days, minerals in the saliva bond with plaque to form tartar, a hard substance that adheres to the teeth. The bacteria work their way under the gums and cause gingivitis, which is an inflammation of the gums. These bacteria can then travel in the bloodstream to infect the heart, kidneys and liver.
Pet dental disease is diagnosed by examining the teeth and supporting structures while the pet is under anesthesia. Some dental disease can be reversed such as gingivitis through dental cleaning and polishing. Loss of tooth attachment, or bone loss cannot.