Does your pet have dreaded doggy breath? Don't turn away as bad breath can kill. Bad breath is generally caused by dental disease, a sneaky condition that likes to hide in your pet's mouth. Up to 80% of our pets might be suffering from this nasty disease and it is one of the most common problems we come across.
If your pet isn't having to work very hard to chew their food, plaque and tartar build up around the teeth leading to irritation of the gum and an inflammatory condition called gingivitis. Eventually the gum separates from the tooth allowing small pockets of bacteria to accumulate. This bacteria can travel around your pet's body, affecting the overall health of your pet.
You should not ignore this disease as it is very painful and can impact the kidneys, heart and liver.
Sometimes the signs (listed on the right) are subtle and you may not notice anything at all. This is just another reason why regular check ups with us are important.
We offer Dental Health Checks with our Veterinary Nurses to help you monitor and manage your pets dental health.
If we diagnose dental disease early enough, we can implement a dental disease treatment plan and prevent further damage to your pet's teeth, giving you and your pet something to smile about!
Signs of dental disease might include: