More than 80% of dogs and 70% of cats over three years old have some form of gum disease.
Some of the symptoms to look out for are:
- Bad breath
- Discoloured teeth
- Excessive drooling
- Pawing at the mouth
- Reluctance to chew or eat at all
During this clinic the nurse will check your pet’s teeth for dental and gum disease. With such a common condition preventative care is really important in order to avoid unnecessary pain and suffering for your pet. The nurse will demonstrate how best to clean your pet’s teeth and discuss other methods of treatment. The use of certain treats/chews and bones can aid in the removal of plaque via physical rubbing and the spread of protective saliva. We are able to recommend the preventative measures that are best for your pet and further stages of treatment for those that need to see a Veterinary Surgeon.