80% of dogs and cats have dental disease. And it’s preventable.
How can I help my pet have healthy teeth and gums?
Regular vet checks will help to identify any development of dental disease. For adult pets with existing dental disease, a scale and polish under general anaesthetic is often necessary to get their mouth back into top condition. This will allow us to start preventative measures with a clean mouth and prevent, or slow down, dental disease developing again in the future. There are things you can do at home such as follows:
- Introduce specialty dental diets that can significantly reduce the development of tartar.
- Feed chewy treats are also specifically designed to reduce tartar, promote healthy gums and freshen breath.
- If your pet is calm and relaxed, daily brushing of their teeth with a specially designed pet toothbrush and pet toothpaste is also beneficial.
For more information about how to keep your pet’s teeth healthy, visit your local Greencross Vets.