Did you know that up to 85% of dogs and cats have problems with their teeth?
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 oral infections are common in dogs and cats, resulting in systemic infections, gum inflammation, loose or rotten teeth, pain and discomfort while eating. As a result your pet may lose interest in food and lose condition. Bad breath occurs when plaque and bacteria have already compromised your pet’s oral hygiene!
Bad breath is the best warning sign a Dental is needed now so don’t delay!
Talk to us about your pet’s teeth and we will advise you on what to do. A simple exam will tell us if your pet needs a teeth cleaning procedure and what is the state of health of your pet’s mouth.
Dentals in cats and dogs are similar to a Clean & Scale in humans, except pets needs to be under anaesthetic as we can’t ask them to be still for 30 mins while we work. You can book a Dental any weekday. Your pet will need to be fasting from food starting 7:30/8:00pm night before, but as much water as they want. All Dentals are booked at 9:30am.
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
Have a look at our article on Caring for your pet’s teeth at home.