Periodontal/dental disease is easily preventable and yet it’s one of the most common problems that veterinarians diagnose in Aussie pets. Four out of every five dogs and cats over the age of three years have some sort of dental disease which becomes more severe with age .More importantly, if it goes untreated, it can lead to other serious health problems such as infections in the kidney, heart and liver.
In its early stages, it’s a disease that is reversible. However, it can also go undetected for years, despite causing pain and discomfort.
Signs of periodontal/dental disease include:
red/swollen or easily bleeding gums
reluctance to eat harder foods
tartar build up.
To provide optimal health and quality of life for your pet, good oral care is necessary.
Vets also recommend regular tooth brushing. Tooth brushing is safer and more effective than chewing and many dogs and cats can be trained to enjoy having their teeth brushed, especially if started when they’re young. Although bones are a popular treat that you may be using for dental care, they can cause problems such as broken teeth and gut obstructions
During August Heathcote Veterinary clinic will be providing a FREE Dental check up. Please mention this post and you will receive a FREE Dental check up..
**Conditions apply, free check up applies to an oral examination, if additional conditions need examination then please see staff