To cap off National Pet Dental Month, a local Charlotte vet practice – The Carolinas Animal Hospital & Dental Clinic on York Center Drive in Charlotte – will be hosting a free community wide, one-day pet dental health clinic Thursday, March 1. The founder of the clinic and a nationally acclaimed veterinarian, Dr. Katerine Queck, will be using a new product called OraStrip QuickCheck Canine. The strip is rubbed along a dog’s gums and instantly tells you whether your dog has periodontal disease. Periodontal disease within dogs is a big issue lately as it’s been discovered it can start as early as 5 months into a dog’s life and can lead to a myriad of other health problems. To learn more, call the clinic at 704-588-9788.