Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. Encourages Dental Health
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Veterinary Pet Insurance Co. marks February as Pet Dental Health Month by reminding pet parents about the importance of regular dental care for their four-legged family members.

According to a release from the company, in 2014, VPI policyholders spent more than $ 12.2 million on dental conditions and procedures, the fourth most common type of claim submitted to the company last year and an eight percent increase from the previous year.

Preventive oral care is not only necessary for pets, it’s a financially sound choice for pet owners. In 2014, the average claim amount for pet teeth cleaning was $ 171. In contrast, the average claim amount for treating dental-related disease was $ 212. Periodontal disease, a condition caused by residual food, bacteria and tartar that collect in the spaces between the gum and tooth, accounted for the most dental claims received by VPI last year- more than 26,800. Tooth infections, inclusive of cavities and abscesses, accounted for the second most common dental-related claims, totaling more than 14,200. Infections of the teeth are typically the result of untreated tooth decay, cracked or fractured teeth, or severe periodontal disease.

Poor dental care can also be linked to severe health issues and shorter lifespans in dogs and cats. The bacteria associated with tartar bu…………… continues on Insurance News Net

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