Dental Disease Prevention
- Feed a good diet of dry nuts. This helps to break plaque from teeth before there is a build up. This is especially important for kitties, since they don’t enjoy chew bones like their canine counterparts do.
- If your pet is a dog, offer a fully digestible, high quality dental dog chew to help control plaque and tartar on his teeth. The effect is similar to chewing raw bones, but safer for powerful chewers
- Brush your pet’s teeth, preferably every day or at least commit to do it several times a week. A little time, patience and persistence can reap tremendous rewards in terms of your pet’s well-being and healthcare costs.
- Perform routine mouth inspections. Your pet should allow you to open his mouth, look inside, and feel around for loose teeth or unusual lumps or bumps on the tongue, under the tongue, along the gum line and on the roof of his mouth. After you do this a few times, you’ll become sensitive to any changes that might occur from one inspection to the next. You should also make note of any differences in the smell of your pet’s breath that aren't diet-related.
- Arrange for regular oral exams performed by your vet to alert you to any existing or potential problems in your pet’s mouth, and recommend professional teeth cleaning under anesthesia, if necessary. Call us on 0504 90903 if you require a dental consult