Dental care is very important in all small animals and pet’s teeth require regular dental care to prevent the build-up of plaque.
Most pets will require some form of dental treatment during their lifetime. There are lots of preventative products available that, if used regularly and correctly, should help reduce the amount of dental work your pet needs as he/she gets older. The best way to do this is similar to us - by brushing your dog’s teeth regularly with special flavoured toothpaste that can be swallowed, dry food or even a special prescription diet.
If the plaque is left untreated, this will become mineralised (tartar and calculus), leading to gum inflammation and infection, receding gums and tooth loss.
What are the signs of dental disease in pets?
- Smelly breath
- Bleeding gums
- Mouth pain
- Excessive dribbling
- Blood-stained saliva
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