Dental Care

Dental care

Prevention is better than cure, is never truer than when mentioned in relation to your pets dental health care.

Regular check ups are a must, a check up every 6 months is ideal (easily achievable if your pet is on our new pet care plan – the free 6 month health will always include a full dental examination), for a healthy pets mouth.

Bad breath in pets, particularly dogs, is often joked about, but it is not a laughing matter. Dental disease affects up to 80% of pets over the age of three, and just like humans, there can be serious consequences of poor dental health.

Infected gums and teeth aren’t just a problem in the mouth – the heart, kidneys, intestinal tract, and joints may also be infected. The tartar and any infected areas of the mouth contain a multitude of bacteria than can ‘seed’ to other parts of the body. With regular dental care, you can prevent some of these more serious side effects.

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It is so important to know the signs of a problem:

  • Bad Breath
  • Dribbling
  • Loss of appetite
  • Inflammation & Bleeding from the gums
  • Loose or missing teeth
  • Pawing at the mouth or face

If you have noticed any of the signs above, please contact the surgery for a FREE pet dental care check.

Below is an excellent video detailing teeth cleaning for your pet and the main preventative treatments for periodontal disease in cats and dogs. Teeth cleaning for dogs is always going to be the best solution but if your pet doesn’t play ball prevention of periodontal disease can be helped through dietary management and dental supplements – this is often the best choice for cats as they are much less likely to play ball!!