Cleaning pet's teeth helps to improve health and longevity
Plaque hardens to form tartar which can be painful and lead to loss of teeth. A good dental routine helps pets avoid problems and also keeps them healthy.
Our nurses and vets will check your pet's teeth and gums in the course of a visit. Book a visit any time you are concerned.
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.