Dental Disease

  1. Dental disease has been linked to heart disease and kidney disease as well as causing ongoing pain and discomfort in our pets.
  2. Tartar, plaque, gingivitis and bad breath are all factors commonly seen in dogs and cats with dental disease.
  3. The reasons for poor dental health are varied but include poor diet (particularly those that are based soley on soft foods), underlying disease and hereditary conditions e.g. malocculsion and overcrowding.
  4. Your animals teeth should be checked at least once a year by your vet. Treatment is best instigated early to keep teeth and gums as healthy as possible.
  5. Maintain a healthy mouth and teeth by feeding diets which encourage chewing e.g. raw meaty bones, dry biscuits and prescription dental diets. Brushing is also a great way to prevent dental disease – a wide range of pet specific toothbrushes, toothpastes and other products are available.