Dental care is very important to the health and comfort of every animal. If left untreated, dental disease can cause pain, infection and disease of other body systems.
We advocate preventive care such as tooth-brushing, regular dental checks and feeding an appropriate diet. Dental checks should be performed by a vet or veterinary nurse at least every 12 months and more regularly in older animals. Sometimes your pet may need more extensive dental work such as a descale and polish, or extractions of diseased teeth. We can perform full dental treatments at both our branches.
Remember, animals will continue to eat despite advanced dental disease! Signs to look out for in your pet which may indicate dental problems include:
- Bad breath
- Excessive salivation
- Lip smacking
- Reluctance to chew, often favouring soft foods
- Dropping food out of their mouth whilst eating
- Visible tartar and plaque (brown or yellow covering on the teeth)
Please contact us to discuss your pets dental care in more detail.