Dental health is vital to the long term health of your pet.
Dental health and hygiene is essential to the long term health of your pet. Dental disease can be quite common in certain breeds and without the right care can lead to dental decay.
Regular dental checkups during your pets’ annual vaccinations are a great way to monitor teeth. Simple procedures can be put in place to reduce the buildup of plaque such as feeding certain diets, giving dental treats or suitable raw bones.
Sometimes it is necessary for a dental procedure to safely and effectively clean, scale and polish your pets’ teeth. Tooth extractions may be considered necessary if there is a high level of decay in the root. This needs to be done under a general anaesthetic.
Obvious signs that your pet may need a dental include smelly breath, trouble eating or a decrease in appetite, discoloured teeth or bleeding gums.