Looking after your pet’s mouth is a major part of your pet’s health care. Dental health should be addressed on a daily basis to ensure your pet’s mouths remain comfortable and pain-free.
Did you know that research shows by age two, 80% of our pets have some form of dental disease?
If your pet has oral health problems, the most recognisable sign is bad breath. Listed below are other signs that could indicate your pet might be suffering a sore and painful mouth. If you notice any of the following, you should contact us for a complete examination.
- Bad breath
- Difficulty eating
- Loose teeth or tooth loss
- Pawing or rubbing the mouth
- Bleeding gums
- Yellow or brown tartar on the teeth
After your pet’s dental procedure…
- Diet – We recommend feeding a prescription diet specifically designed for dental care such as Hills T/D and Royal Canin Dental. These diets are purpose made to prolong the health of your pets teeth with the use of both mechanic and chemical properties.
- Brushing – Just like brushing your own teeth, brushing your pet’s teeth is also the gold standard of dental health. Use animal approved flavoured toothpaste and toothbrushes.
- Water Additives – Helps maintain healthy teeth and gums. Healthymouth™ is the only dental water additive to receive the Veterinary Oral Health Council® Seal of Acceptance for dogs and cats. With regular use, Healthymouth will reduce the severity of periodontal disease, slow progression of periodental disese in adult dogs and casts and improve even severe dental disease in senior pets.
- Dental Club – After your pet’s dental procedure they become a member of our Dental Club.