Like people, pets need a good oral hygiene routine to maintain healthy gums and teeth. Most cats and dogs from the age of two can show early signs of dental disease.
Many factors can contribute to dental disease and can include, but are not limited to: poor oral hygiene, the breed of your pet, food and age, bad breath, reduced appetite, tooth loss, build-up of yellow-brown tartar, red or ulcerated gums, pain when eating or pawing at the mouth, change of chewing or eating habits, tooth loss, swollen face, quiet behaviour, uncharacteristic fussy eating, profuse salivation and poor coat condition from a lack of grooming.
Starting a daily dental routine early in your pet’s life may reduce dental problems later in life. Like human’s pets should have a dental check up every six months, just to be sure there is no early signs of disease, inflammation and pain.
Our VetLove Clinics offer free dental check up’s with our trained veterinary nurses. At this visit our VetLove veterinary nurse can advise you on how to brush your pet’s teeth and the correct nutrition to help reduce dental disease.
Should your pet need to be admitted to our clinic for any dental care program, please note they are performed under a general anaesthetic, so your pet will require a full health examination and blood test before treatment is commenced.
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