The S.P.A.’s July Dental Discount Special is Starting Soon!

By Megan Gabel

The S.P.A.’s Pet Food Money Bank fundraiser (going on now) is focused on raising money to apply to the annual cost of food for all our cats and dogs. Our goal is $250,000 pesos 

(US$14,000). This is the SPA’s only major fundraiser of the year. For more information including various ways to donate, please see our website at, write, or call 415 152 6124. To donate instantly via PayPal, click HERE. At this point, we are only about halfway to our goal. Please help if you can. Thank you!

July is dental discount month at the S.P.A. clinic! Improve your pet’s dental health (by removing plaque and tartar) and overall health, quality of life, and general well-being by making an appointment for a dental cleaning. During July, our normal price of 700-1,000 pesos for teeth cleaning (cats and dogs) is reduced by 20% (includes anesthetic and professional cleaning with ultrasonic scaler/polisher). Beat the rush and take advantage of this very popular special offer by calling 415 152 6124 for an appointment in July! SPA residents Angel, Miny, and Lola recently had their teeth cleaned as did Vanderbilt. Buddy and Aussie are next.

Bad breath is only one symptom of dental disease. Proper dental care contributes to a longer life. Periodontal disease (an inflammation of a tooth’s deep supporting structures) causes the build-up of plaque on the teeth. It is the most common ailment affecting cats and dogs and is preventable. According to the American Veterinary Dental College, periodontal disease may cause problems in the mouth and teeth and also “be associated with damage to internal organs in some patients as they age.” It is often not treated until it is too late and has already done extensive damage. 

Your pet can’t tell you about teeth pain and will instinctively hide illness or weakness. It is up to you to be vigilant. Here are the signs to look for that indicate oral or dental disease:

  1. Bad breath
  2. Loose teeth
  3. Discolored teeth, yellowed from tartar
  4. Chewing from only one side
  5. Drooling or pawing at the mouth
  6. Avoiding your contact with their face
  7. Loss of appetite or weight

Bring your beloved cats and dogs to the SPA clinic for all their veterinary care. We have a terrific, well-equipped, on-site clinic with a wonderful vet, Dr. Omar Córdova. The SPA can provide routine care for your pet (general check-up and vaccinations) and meet all your pet’s needs, including diagnosing and treating medical issues, performing sterilizations, other surgeries, and providing emergency care. To avoid having a long wait, it is best to call for an appointment (415 152 6124). Our address is Los Pinos 7 (a map is here: The clinic is open Monday-Saturday, 9-3, with extended hours on Tuesdays and Saturdays until 4pm. Tuesdays and Saturdays are discount days! Consultations and most vaccinations are reduced on those days.