Dental awareness month has crept up on us, just like the bad breath we are trying to avoid!
Did you know, dental disease is one of the most common diseases that we, as vets, see on a daily basis?
Pets often show no noticeable signs of gum disease until it is extremely severe, they have a more alkaline mouth which makes them prone to bacteria build up. Feeding wet food exclusively also leads to dental disease – just imagine how you would feel eating soft food and never brushing your teeth!
It is thought that 80% of dogs and 85% of cats will have some sign of gum disease before they are three years old, this can be avoided – our nurses can show you how!
Severe dental disease can stop your pet eating but it has also been linked to other, seemingly un-related conditions. Dental disease is uncomfortable and often painful even though our stoic pets don’t let on.
Don’t forget that rabbits are also very prone to dental disease as their teeth continually grow. If they don’t wear them down correctly then painful razor sharp out-growths occur called spurs, these cut the cheek or tongue. Your rabbit may show no outward signs of spurs until a lot of damage is done.
During dental awareness month we have special offeres on Royal Canin dental food for dogs and cats, as always free dental check ups with nurses for dogs and cats and if your animal does need a dental, fixed price dentals (or 20% discount for rabbits) when you sign up to the Healthy Pet Club!!
Dont miss out!
‘Did you know that dental disease is actually more common on pets than it is in people’ click here for more information