In honor of National Pet Dental Health Month, many pet parents will realize just how important it is to take care of their pets’ teeth. Complications for poor dental health can range from fairly mundane bad breath, to much more serious illnesses, including organ failure.
Customers Might Balk at the High Cost of Vet Care — CrossCheck Can Help
But like most other veterinary procedures, it can become quite expensive. Dog teeth cleaning costs on average between $300 to $700, which does not include additional care for existing periodontal disease, or even tooth extractions, which can add hundreds of dollars to the final bill. CrossCheck can help with several services that ensure customers can write a check while the veterinarian can rest assured that payment will be guaranteed.
According to St. Francis Veterinary Hospital, there are several reasons for keeping up with your pet’s dental hygiene. For instance, bad breath, general tooth decay and tooth loss. A study published by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, revealed as many as 86.3% of dogs have some degree of gingivitis or periodontal disease.
Dental Bacterial Infections can Have Dire Consequences
The accompanying consequences can become much more dire if nothing is done. It has been proven that good dental health will not only lead to a longer, happier and pain-free life for your pet, but can specifically prevent organ damage or failure. If the bacteria that is the main reason for the formulation of plaque enters the blood stream, it can eventually reach the heart liver and kidneys, perhaps causing serious organ damage if left untreated.
CrossCheck's Multiple Check Ensures Payment and Pet's Health
Whether it be a good cleaning before any problems arise, or having to treat much more serious issues as a result of poor dental health, costs can quickly become overwhelming. With CrossCheck’s Multiple Check premium, veterinarians can offer the pet owner relief by having them write several checks that will be deposited at agreed-upon times, giving the customer time to pay a bill – typically 30 to 90 days – that they may otherwise decide is too much. That could lead to more complications for the pet. Also, included in the Multiple Check service is Check Guarantee, ensuring full payment to the veterinarian.