Roscoe Village Animal Hospital

February 2013




We have 2013 DFA Tags

To apply, Cook County requires that all dogs be current with the following:
  • Rabies Vaccine
  • DA2PP Vaccine
  • Bordetella Vaccine
  • Lepto Vaccine
  • Negative Fecal Test
  • City Registration
Dental Facts
dental pets

Dogs have 42 permanent teeth.

Cats have 30 permanent teeth.


Dental disease is the 2nd most common disease in cats and dogs.


Broken teeth are a common problem for dogs.


Resorptive lesions are the most common tooth disease in domestic cats.


Dental Disease often shows up in pets as early as age 3.

Signs of Periodontal Disease
Yellow and brown tartar build-up along the gum line. 

Inflamed gums and persistent bad breath.

Abnormal drooling, subdued behavior, and tooth loss.

Change in chewing or eating habits.

Pawing at face or mouth.

February Calendar


2: Groundhog Day

3: Super Turkey Bowling at Riverview Tavern (all proceeds benefit local rescue groups)

12: Mardi GrasLincoln’s Birthday

14: Valentine’s DayPet Theft Awareness Day

18: President’s Day

20: Love Your Pet Day

22: Walking the Dog Day

23: International Dog Biscuit Day

26: World Spay Day

28: Staff Meeting

(RVAH will be closed from 1-3pm)

Pet Dental Monthpets need dental  

We are now offering FREE dental exams, as well as a 10% discount on all dental-related procedures through the end of February.


In addition, all year long, clients will receive a $50 discount on all routine Grade 1 dental procedures when scheduled within 30 days of recommendation by the veterinarian.


Good dental care for pets is about so much more than bad breath. Regular dental care prevents unnecessary pain, which is important, since dogs and cats are experts at hiding pain. Routine dental care protects not only a pet’s mouth from bacteria but also the heart, kidneys, and liver. To reduce the risk of oral disease, the first step is a routine physical examination including a dental exam. Since visual examination only reveals 30% of your pet’s dental health, routine cleaning and dental x-rays complete the picture. Overall, proper dental care protects your pet’s overall wellness and leads to a longer, more comfortable life. 

Please call us at 773-549-3131 to schedule your appointment. 


Treatment of Periodontal Disease

  • Schedule a physical exam including a dental exam.
  • If necessary, schedule a professional cleaning with your veterinary team.
  • Begin a preventative dental care program at home.
  • Brush pet’s teeth regularly.
  • Treat your pet to specially formulated chew treats or oral hygiene rinse that prevents plaque build up.
  • Routine dental exams with your veterinarian.
Spay/Neuter Awareness Month 

Cook County Animal Control is offering a $40 rebate for having your cat or dog spayed or neutered in February.


Please call us at 773-549-3131 to schedule your appointment.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Limit of 2 per household.
  • Pets must be owned by Cook County residents.
  • Must show proof of current Cook County Rabies Vaccine.
  • Spay/Neuter surgeries must be performed during the month of February.
  • Offer expires February 28, 2013.