Did you know that up to 85% of dogs and cats some degree of dental disease?
Many pet owners are not aware of the importance of oral hygiene for their pet, thinking “bad breath” is the only issue. In fact plaque and tartar build up and oral infections are common in dogs and cats, resulting in systemic infections, gum inflammation, loose or decaying teeth or pain and discomfort while eating. Bad breath occurs when plaque and bacteria have already compromised your pet’s oral hygiene! As a result your pet may lose interest in food and lose condition. Dental disease can also result in chronic pain.
Bad breath is the best warning sign a Dental is needed now so don’t delay!
Book an appointment to have a dental check for your pet and we will advise you on what to do. A simple exam will tell us if your pet needs a dental cleaning procedure or if extractions may be needed.
Dentals in cats and dogs are similar to a Clean & Scale in humans, except pets needs to be under general anaesthetic as we can’t ask them to be still for 30 mins while we work. You can book a Dental Check anytime on our website or give us a call.
Common signs your pet needs a dental:
- Bad breath.
- Tooth discoloration or visible tartar.
- Difficulty eating.
- Pawing at the teeth or mouth.
- Loose or missing teeth.
- Red, swollen or bleeding gums.
- Weight loss.
- Poor coat.
Have a look at our article on Caring for your pet’s teeth at home.