Did you know that cleaning your pet's teeth not only makes them sparkle but also improves their health and may even extend their life?
Plaque can turn into tartar, which has millions of bacteria living in it,causing discomfort, tooth loss and health problems. But fear not! A regular dental routine can save the day and keep teeth in good shape. If your pet isn’t fond of brushing just ask us about a professional cleaning.
Without daily dental care, up to 85% of pets will need their first cleaning at 3 years of age. Dental procedures may then be necessary every year after that.
Pet dental health tips
Feed a dry food diet to reduce plaque buildup. Specific foods are available that actively help clean teeth (eg. Hill’s t/d food, below). Rope toys, dental sticks and other dental-friendly treats can act as a ‘floss’ and breath fresheners for your pet.
We recommend daily tooth brushing with a pet-friendly toothbrush and toothpaste - our nursing staff can show you how to brush your pet’s teeth.
Don't ignore bad breath
Bad breath is a sign of oral health problems. Don’t ignore bad breath as it can be a sign of oral health problems. Bleeding or swollen gums, should be checked with a vet.
Schedule regular dental cleanings. When plaque hardens into tartar, the only way to remove it is with a professional cleaning. Dental procedures are day procedures during which your pet is given a short anaesthetic. Your pet’s mouth is thoroughly assessed and cleaned.