It is important for pet owners to occasionally have a look into his/her pet's mouth to raise awareness of pet dental problems. But more importantly to have a through look with your vet to allow for prevention and treatment of any issues with dental examinations.
Four out of five dogs and cats over the age of three years have some sort of dental disease which may go unnoticed by their owners.
“Pets often won’t show pain. Even pets with sore gums, infected mouths and broken teeth will continue to eat so owners may not see any problems”.
So, how can you tell if your dog or cat is in the early stages of dental disease?
“Your pet’s breath should not smell bad. Bad breath is a sign of infection. Gums may be red and inflamed and the teeth stained with tartar or they may start dropping food.
“It’s in the best interests of your pet to have them examined and treated for dental disease while they are unconscious. This ensures they experience no pain and are not placed under unnecessary stress. It also means that owners get the best value from their pet’s oral health exam because it is thorough and investigates everything above and below
the gum line.
“About 80 per cent of adult animals have some degree of dental disease, which becomes more severe with age.”
With that being said at Moorebank Vet Hospital we are able to help your pet with these issues by providing dental procedures such as scaling & polish to get rid of any tartar build up and extractions of any teeth which could cause more issues in the future.
Please give us a call on 02 8798 6242 to arrange a dental examination by our lovely vets.