The Camden County Animal Shelter’s Low-Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic is now offering pet dental services on Mondays.
“We encourage pet owners to learn more about dental care, and understand how vital it is to maintain your pet’s health,” said Freeholder Jeffery Nash, liaison to the Camden County Animal Shelter. “Our pets are special to us and it’s important we provide the services and care they need and deserve. It is just as important to maintain their dental hygiene as it is our own.”
Dental disease can cause a number of preventable illnesses including: gum disease, pain, infection, bad breath, lethargy, and can cause loss of teeth and appetite. If gum disease is not treated it can create an infection that can travel through the bloodstream. It is recommended that an annual cleaning and polishing be completed along with routine health care. Gingivitis is caused when plaque builds up around the gum line and if not regularly cleaned it can develop into Periodontal Disease.
Dental services will be offered to cats and dogs from 1 year to 7 years of age. Any pet over 7 years old must have blood-work prior to anesthesia as a safety precaution. Bloodwork from referred veterinarians completed within the last six months will be accepted. Routine dental includes teeth scaling and polish.
Affordable price list and packages include:
–Cat and dogs up to 25 lbs: $150
–Dogs 26 lbs to 50 lbs: $175
–Dogs 51 lbs to 100 lbs: $200
–Dogs 101 lbs to 125 lbs: $230
“Keeping and maintaining your pet’s health is a priority, and we are very excited about adding affordable dental care to our list of services. Our research has shown some local veterinarians charge up to $650 for this service,” said Vicki Rowland, Executive Director of the Camden County Animal Shelter. “Our goal is to educate the community and provide an affordable solution for pet owners.”
The dental fee includes pre-dental exam, anesthesia, routine dental and polish and an antibiotic injection, as well as a $2.00 medical waste fee. Pets with excessive tarter build-up will be assessed $30 to $50 additional for the cleaning. Pain medication is available if warranted. Dates and prices are subject to change.
Camden County Animal Shelter Clinic is located at 125 County House Road, Blackwood. It offers a low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine services, as well as tests and flea treatment. Public Spay/neuter surgery takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Walk-in vaccine clinic takes place on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 to 10:30 a.m.
For more information, visit www.ccasnj.org or call (856) 401–1300 ext. 100 or ext. 109 to schedule an appointment.