Just like us, your pet’s teeth are for life! Does your pet’s breath take your breath away! Well, take advantage of our Dental promotion every Friday we offer discounted Dental Care. Plaque build-up on teeth harbours bacteria resulting in tooth decay and chronic pain, and can also impact on the internal health of your pet by contributing to kidney, liver and heart disease.
Statistics suggest that over 80% of pets have some degree of dental disease by the time they are 3 years old. Your furry friend can’t tell you when he or she has a toothache, so it’s essential that you take steps to keep their teeth clean. While your veterinarian does play a role in keeping your furry friend’s sparkly whites in good health, there is much you can do at home to prevent dental. Check out the our “How to videos“.
Common signs of dental disease include:
- Yellow or brown buildup (tartar) on the teeth
- Red, swollen, or bleeding gums
- Bad breath
- Excessive drooling
- Changes in eating or chewing habits
- Pawing at the face
- Loose teeth
Even if your dog or cat doesn’t have these symptoms, we recommend that you come into Townsville Vet Clinic evaluate your pet’s dental health at least once a year. Bacteria and food debris accumulate around the teeth and, if left unchecked, will lead to deterioration of the soft tissue and bone surrounding the teeth. This decay can result in irreversible periodontal disease, tooth loss, and possibly expensive oral surgery.
Schedule your pet’s dental exam today! We can also help show you how to brush your pet’s teeth and recommend foods and treats that will help combat plaque and tartar buildup.