Most people do not realise how important healthy teeth and gums are to their pet’s overall health.
Bacterial dental infection can prematurely affect other organs such as the kidneys and heart valves.
Whilst dental problems are most common in middle aged and older pets, young animals can have them too, for example retained milk teeth or broken teeth. A lot of animals will continue to eat despite advanced periodontal disease, so checking your pet’s teeth is essential.
Some pets will require a professional scale and polish or other dental work which is performed painlessly under general anaesthesia
An integral component of all our health checks is an oral examination. We can then recommend various options for caring for your pet’s teeth.