Important Pender Emergency Room Update:
Beginning on 7/12/2021, Pender had to adjust our emergency hours. We are open to see incoming emergencies from 7:00am-10:00pm until further announced. Pender will still have qualified Veterinary Professionals for nursing care 24/7, 365 with a doctor on call for hospitalized patients. Since an Emergency Veterinarian is not onsite after 10:00pm, please remember to call us if you need help with your pet, as our evening and overnight team does have access to the status of other local emergency rooms and can better serve you if you call first to discuss your pet’s needs during night-time hours.
Published on October 6, 2014
Four month old “Holli” was adopted by us in the fall of 2008 – a beautiful and socialized member of a litter of four kittens born in a woodpile in Winchester, VA. Royal bloodlines for sure!
Unlike our Border Terriers, our cats have never let us brush their teeth. Knowing the problems that dental disease causes in cats, I chose to use Royal Canin Feline Dental Diet for Holli’s dry food component. I liked the ingredients, the technology, the studies’ results, and the “brushing” feature of the dry morsel. This food has a lot of positives but…would it work for Holli? I tried the diet with Holli and she loved it so much she would actually sit along with my other two dogs and wait for me to give morsels to her as treats!
Six years later, Holli has required no dental cleanings and has no dental disease (see pictures)! However her sister from the same litter (on a highly advertised brand) has had a tooth extracted and treatment for dental disease.
I highly recommend Royal Canin Dental Diet for your cat. The right diet can prevent dental disease and extend life expectancy, at Pender we prefer prevention to treatment every time for ours and yours.