Bad breath may be one of the first indicators that your pet’s teeth need attention. Other signs of dental disease might be drooling, pawing at the mouth, trouble eating or swellings near the eye or along the jaw line.Water additives which can simply be added to your pet’s drinking water to reduce the forming of tartar, but only works best as a preventative.
Raw bones and chews like Greenies, as well as pig’s ears can keep your pet’s teeth healthy
Dental prescription diets (normally will be recommended as a complete diet for your pet), can prevent the formation of tartar and have ingredients that help prevent gingivitis and the build-up of plaque.
Dental care by the vet may include regular dental scale and polish every 12-24 months to avoid expensive and unnecessary extractions.
What happens during a dental procedure?
What can you use to keep your pet’s teeth clean?
Your pet is anaesthetised and an endotracheal tube is placed to ensure no plaque, bacteria or fluid gets into your pet’s lungs. The teeth are then scaled with an ultrasonic scaler and polished to create a smooth surface that prevents the build-up of tartar. Your pet is then recovered safely under the supervision of the vet nurse.