We are offering: - FREE ORAL HEALTH CHECKS - DISCOUNTS OFF ALL DENTAL PROCEDURES - PRIZE PACKS FOR YOUR PETS TO GO HOME WITH AFTER THEIR DENTAL PROCEDURES (Ts and Cs will apply)
During the month of August, we are promoting the importance of oral hygiene in your pets.
Did you know up to 80% of dogs and 70% of cats that do not receive proper dental care may show signs of dental disease by the age of 3!?
In fact, periodontal disease is the most common clinical condition affecting adult pets, despite it being almost entirely preventable.
What is periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is no different in pets than in humans. Periodontal disease destroys bone, gum tissue and structures that hold teeth in place and it is caused by a bacterial infection that spreads beneath the gum-line. As the disease progresses, it destroys the bone around the tooth roots leading to mobile, painful teeth. However, there are different stages of this disease. Dogs and cats with advanced periodontal disease often require dental procedures to remove the tartar and plaque and to potentially extract many teeth.
Stages of periodontal disease in cats and dogs:
How can I prevent periodontal disease? Fortunately periodontal disease is very preventable. There are two key components to preventing periodontal disease in your pet:
1. Home dental care Daily brushing of your pets teeth remains the gold standard to prevent plaque and calculus build-up and slow the progression of periodontal disease. In addition, there are premium quality dental diets, treats, chews and dental products that our clinic stocks to assist you with your pet’s preventive oral healthcare program.
2. Regular veterinary dental care An annual visit for a veterinary oral health check can allow us to examine your pets mouth thoroughly for any bacteria or damage to the teeth and enable us to catch periodontal disease at the beginning, before it causes extensive damage. This will then tell us whether a dental cleaning is required to get your pets teeth back to pearly whites.
Call us now on 9879 2803 to book in for your pets FREE oral health check.