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Wednesday is Last Day to Enter Kensington Vet Photo Contest

Hospital offering a discount on teeth cleaning to the winner in celebration of Dental Health Month. Enter by 5 p.m. Jan. 30.

Kensington Veterinary Hospital wants to see your pictures of your pet looking healthy and happy for a new photo contest in honor of Dental Health Month, which is in February.

Upload your best happy pet photo to this article by clicking the green upload button. In the caption, include a description of your pet, including its name.

Entries will be accepted through Jan. 30. Starting Thursday, Patch readers will then vote on the finalists, and the hospital judges will pick three winners the first week of February.

The judges include Kensington Veterinary Hospital veterinarian Beth Phimister; local photographer Nan Phelps; house cat, Lynnette; and everyone’s favorite American Bulldog Captain Jack and his little brother Barley. For more information on the judges, go to www.kensingtonvethospital.com.

The judges will pick the winning pet as well as two runner-ups. The winner and runner-ups will be announced on Patch as well as on Kensington Veterinary Hospital’s website and Facebook page.

The first prize is a free oral exam and estimate plus half off a teeth cleaning by Dr. Beth Phimister (Value is $400 to $1,000, depending on the health of your pet’s teeth).

The two runner-ups will receive a free oral exam, which includes cleaning estimate, from Dr. Phimister.

All entrants will get a turn being featured as the cover photo for the Kensington Veterinary Hospital Facebook page.

To increase your pet’s chances, follow these photo-taking tips.

Good luck and may the best pet win!

patrick January 14, 2013 at 06:43 PM
I had no idea that it cost that much for pet teeth exam and cleaning!
patrick January 14, 2013 at 06:43 PM
I had no idea that it cost that much for pet teeth exam and cleaning!
blax3 communications January 15, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Hello Patrick, The cost includes the anesthesia as well as the cleaning and really depends on the health of the pet's teeth. Best, Beth Phimister, DMV
Senior A. Titude January 15, 2013 at 06:28 AM
I give my dog a raw chicken neck every weekend (get 'em at Magnani's, all natural). Since we started doing this, her brown teeth including molars are now all shiny white. She also gets extra calcium this way and loves the treat. My vet recommended it so we might avoid the teeth cleaning (I'm not crazy about the anesthesia part since a friend lost his otherwise healthy 4 year old sheltie in a teeth cleaning). The vet says her teeth and gums look great now. If you do this, be sure to hang with your dog till it's all gone.

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