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Dental health is a very important part of your pet’s overall health, and dental problems can cause, or be caused by, other health problems. Your pet’s teeth and gums should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian to check for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
Oral health in dogs and cats
Your pet’s teeth should be checked at least once a year by your veterinarian for early signs of a problem and to keep your pet’s mouth healthy.
Have your pet’s teeth checked sooner if you observe any of the following problems:
Broken or loose teeth
Extra teeth or retained baby teeth
Teeth that are discolored or covered in tartar
Abnormal chewing, drooling, or dropping food from the mouth
Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
Pain in or around the mouth
Bleeding from the mouth
Swelling in the areas surrounding the mouth
Some pets become irritable when they have dental problems, and any changes in your pet’s behavior should prompt a visit to your veterinarian. Always be careful when evaluating your pet’s mouth, because a painful animal may bite.
Fight dental disease with 3 easy steps
Twice-yearly dental exams
Annual dental cleanings
Teeth brushing and regular home care
Did You Know
The Top Five Ways To Tell If Your Pet Has Dental Disease
There are five classic ways to spot if your pet has dental disease:
1. Brown teeth.
2. Red gums.
3. Smelly breath.
4. Eating food differently to normal.
5. A pet that is "slowing down."
The team at Roundwood Vets have cared for thousands of pet's teeth. Here's some comments we've had from happy clients...
"The lower cost of a tooth cleaning was what attracted me to the practice. But it was excellent value. Xrays were even included in the price!"
"I actually felt guilty because there was such a difference. It was obvious she had a problem for a while. If you are in any doubt get a checkup for peace of mind."
"I was worried about the anaesthetic, but the team were so caring and friendly, they set my mind at ease. I was happy to leave my pet with them for the day."
Call 020 8459 4729 to book your dental check up today
Remember dental disease causes pain and infection in more than 80% of pets over the age of three years and will reduce both the quality and quantity of life.
If you want a happy healthy pet, he has to have happy healthy teeth.