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Chiquita Animal Hospital Dental Promotion
Our Dental Discount Has Been Extended at Chiquita Animal Hospital!
We're VERY excited to be able to announce that the hospital will be extending our current promotion for Pet Dental Month through the end of April!
Due to demand for dental cleanings and procedures, we felt we were unable to accommodate the requests by limiting them to the end of the month of February. As a result, we decided to expand on the time frame and allow for more access for pets to receive the oral care they need and for you, the client, to be able to take advantage of the discount that we've offered.
Requirements: Our discount is 5% on all dental procedures but does not include the blood work.
In addition, in order to be able to take advantage of this promotional offer, your pet must have been seen by one of our doctors within the past 365 days for an examination. This is a Florida state requirement as it constitutes a Veterinarian-Client-Patient-Relationship. That means that we can provide your pet with necessary medical services as well as dispense any medications your pet may need as well. Any blood work run as preoperative or part of a wellness panel that your pet have done is good for 30 days.
Why Are You Only Offering 5% Discount - Other Practices Seem to Offer More,.....
If you are comparing pricing and offers from one practice to another, you should really make sure that you are looking at the proverbial 'apples to apples' comparison.
One major advantage with our 5% promotion is that instead of a flat rate discount or a finite amount being discounted, your discount actually increases based on the needs of the pet and what you and the doctor determine need to be done. Oftentimes, it is difficult to fully examine a pet's oral health without the benefit of having that pet under anesthetic and performing x-rays - much like your own dentist. Every pet's mouth is different, based on age, breed, lifestyle, etc,.... However, once under anesthetic and the doctor has a full diagnostic view of the pet's mouth and oral health, they can much better ascertain what medical needs the pet has and will make those recommendations to you. One scenario that we see frequently, is that the pet has teeth which need to be extracted or may have already been broken off, and any remains should be extracted to prevent the forming of an abscess, which can be very painful and expensive to treat.
Our promotion applies the 5% discount to each extraction. If your pet has 9 extractions, with a 5% discount applied to all, it can end up saving you quite a bit of money in the long run. We felt strongly that based on the fact that the doctors will uncover so much more when the pet is easier to work with (under anesthetic) and diagnostic views from radiographs are available, that offering the discount per need, was not only more affordable, but far more appropriate and fair to clients.
Keep in mind, that older pets will very definitely have a much more progressive state of decay in terms of their teeth than younger pets. The images below show how the age progression of your pet's as compared to owners,.... Just think about the state of your teeth if you hadn't been to the dentist for a cleaning in over twenty years in some cases!
Is this promotional discount good for just dogs?
Absolutely not! In fact, we strongly encourage clients to have their cats mouths examined to determine the oral health status. Studies have shown that for a variety of reasons, cats are seen by a veterinarian far less frequently than dogs. That means that more often than not, when we do see them, they tend to have a much greater need for oral care than most people expected. We also find that most people have a much easier time trying to provide home care for their dog's teeth than for cats. Again, this means that by the time a veterinarian sees the mouth, there are usually going to be problems.
We recommend that cats - like dogs - are seen once a year for an examination (the Veterinarian-Client-Patient-Relationship applies to cats too!). We really feel that this is an opportunity to improve on the overall health and well being of your pet.
We hope to see everyone continue to take advantage of this extended promotion as we at Chiquita Animal Hospital are very committed to excellent oral care for your pets!
If you leave a message, please try and reference the dental promotion and be sure to provide us with your name, and full phone number (we frequently have a number of clients we service from out of town so knowing what your area code is helps)!