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Cats - Dental care - your pet's teeth and gums
Bad Breath in Pets
Halitosis, also called bad breath, is described as an offensive odour originating from the mouth of our pets. Bad breath is a very common reason pet owners bring their pets in to see us at the vet clinic.
Dental diets – do they really work?
For some pet’s a prescription dental diet such as Hills t/d may be recommended to keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy and clean. Ever wondered how they work and what you can do to get the most out
Over 85% of dogs and cats over 4 years old have some form of periodontal (dental) disease. Dental disease causes bad breath (halitosis) and pain, it is also a source of infection and can make your
Gum colour and your cat's health
In the wild, cats that appear sick or injured are vulnerable to predators. For this reason cats often disguise illness and only look sick when they are extremely unwell. As a cat owner, you are in
How to examine pets teeth and gums
Approximately 85% of dogs and cats aged over four years have issues with their teeth and gums, so it’s good to know what to look for to keep their oral health in order. Dental disease happens quickly
How to examine your pet's teeth and gums - 4 easy steps!
An important part of a dental care program for your pet is regular at home examinations. Just a few minutes on a regular basis could help keep your pet pain-free and also catch any signs of dental
How to make brushing your pet’s teeth fun
Brushing your pet’s teeth is one of the best ways to keep their teeth and gums healthy. It’s a good idea to introduce teeth brushing when your pet is young, but if you have an older dog or cat, a bit
Identifying Dental Disease
Dental disease can progress quickly through four stages, from mild gum disease through to heavy plaque, swollen gums and bleeding. Find out how to tell if your pet has dental disease.
Make brushing your pet's teeth fun!
Imagine if you had never brushed your teeth before. Horrible isn’t it? Well the same goes for our furry family members, they need their pearly whites feeling fresh and clean just like humans do.
The importance of oral health in pets
Your pet's oral health is a key element in their overall health and wellbeing, and can impact far more than their teeth and gums. From dental disease to serious liver and kidney infections, there are many reasons oral health is important in your pets.
The progression of dental disease
"We really need to see 'Maxy' for a dental", it's a common request given that 85% of dogs and cats over the age of 4 experience some form of dental disease. So if you have heard a similar comment
Tips on improving your cat's dental health
Your cat's dental health is just as important as your own, and brushing your feline buddy's teeth is the most effective way to healthy oral hygiene – but, as most cat owners would know, that's easier said than done!