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Justin Phillips

Published: Thursday April 19 2018 by Justin Phillips

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At White Cross Vets we understand the importance of good dental health for your pet, which is why we offer free dental health checks for all pets.

Dental disease affects a staggering 7 in 10 pets over the age of 3 and if left untreated can lead to pain, tooth loss and kidney disease. Luckily, there are a number of tips you can follow to help prevent dental disease in your pet!

  • Brush your pet's teeth: We know that this is not always the easiest task to undertake, particularly when it comes to cats! Introduce this to your pet gradually from 10 weeks old and include lots of positive reinforcement. Make sure to use pet-friendly oral products. Your vets can help to recommend these and even demonstrate how to brush your pet’s teeth. To watch a video of vet Vanessa showing how best to brush a dog’s teeth click here. You should brush your pet’s teeth at least every other day in order to avoid tartar build up.  
  • Feed tooth-friendly food: There are special diets made by Hills such as t/d or the entire vet essentials range which have a special technology to reduce the build-up of dental disease.  Speak to your vets for more information on how diet can help.
  • Don't assume your pet will let you know if their teeth hurt: They won’t necessarily stop eating or show any indication of dental pain, therefore, regular visits to the vets are key.
  • Take them to the vets for regular dental health checks: Your vet will usually check a pet’s teeth during any kind of vaccination or health check. However, if you have concerns in between then book them in for a specific dental health check. Bad breath, excessive drooling or inflammation can all be signs that a dental check is well overdue!

More information on dental health in pets can be found here.

If you have any concerns about your pet's dental health, book them in for a free dental health check now.

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