Dental disease in pets

Dental disease in pets

As of late, we have been noticing a lot of pets coming through our doors with varying stages of dental disease. This is defined by a build-up of plaque and calculus on their teeth, which leads to bad breath, discomfort and reluctance in eating due to this pain. You may notice red and/or bleeding gums, known as gingivitis, smelly breath (which don't make for good kisses), painful to touch around the mouth, obvious tartar builds up and not wanting to eat.

To prevent dental disease from occurring, there are some easy dental cleaning activities you can try at home such as brushing their teeth with a finger toothbrush and doggy toothpaste (as human toothpaste is extremely dangerous to our furry friends) as well as giving your pet dental chews such as oravet and greenies. Additionally, you can give us a call today to book your FREE dental check with a nurse!

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