Just as you look after your teeth to prevent plaque and dental disease, our pet’s teeth and gums also change over time.
Gently lift your pet’s lip – take care, you could be in for a surprise. Take note of the smell, and the appearance of the teeth and gums
More than 85% of dogs and cats over four years old have some form of dental change.
Look out for the signs, such as:
- Bad Breath
- Broken or loose teeth- compare teeth to the ones on the other side of the mouth
- Bleeding gums
- Discoloured teeth
- Receding gums
- Reluctance to chew or eat- maybe only on one side
- Rubbing at the face
- Excessive drooling
If you think your pet is showing the signs of dental disease it is important that treatment is started early to prevent deterioration and pain. Remember your pet may have worked out a way to eat so as not to minimise the pain and in doing so may hide discomfort from you.
Call us on 62 347044 to make an appointment for your pet’s dental check-up.