Approximately 80% of pets have some form of dental disease by the age of four. The most obvious sign to a pet owner is bad breath. Other clinical signs include plaque and tartar build up, reddened gums, gingivitis, excessive salivation, chattering teeth, and difficulty chewing. Dental disease is particularly common in dogs with long coats and most breeds of cats.
Just like with humans, dental disease has been associated with heart, liver and kidney problems in animals. It is well documented that adequate dental care can add up to four years to your pet’s life. At Greencross Vets the highest quality dental care is available. We utilise dental equipment similar to what you would find at a human dentist. Under a general anaesthetic your pet’s teeth, gums, and mouth are thoroughly examined, the plaque and tartar removed, and the teeth polished. After the procedure, our staff will assist you to create an at-home dental hygiene plan.
We stock a number of easy-to-feed prescription diets that help prevent tartar reoccurrence. We offer a peace of mind guarantee when you purchase these products so that if your pet does not find the diet palatable, you can return the food for a complete refund. As well as dietary, we stock a range of different products to assist in pet dental care including toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouth rinses and dental treats.
Give your pet the healthy mouth and happy smile they deserve. Book a dental consultation today!