Pet dental care

Most pets will experience some dental problems in their lives. Unfortunately some begin at an early age and some can be of a rather severe nature – up to 80% of dogs and cats can be affected

Regular dental checks are to be advised. The annual health check and booster vaccination appointment provides an ideal moment to check these problems together with other concerns such as parasite control and diet.

Proper diet, various aides and the provision of 'chews' will help considerably but active dental care such as brushing is more effective. With a little commitment these procedures are quite possible especially if started at an early age

When disease is evident then treatment will be needed. Ultra-sonic dental scaling under anaesthetic is often necessary and where disease has progressed then extractions may be required. Quite sophisticated specialist dental procedures are now available where these can be of benefit.

This web site has helpful information: British Veterinary Dental Association