One of the most common problems affecting pets is dental disease. It can cause your pet much pain and give them trouble with eating, chewing, and bad breath. If left untreated, dental disease can also lead to infection and potentially more severe ailments.
Greenwood Veterinary Clinic offers a full range of dental services for your pet. This includes ‘scale and polishes’ dental cleaning and surgical tooth extractions. At home, preventative dental care is also very important in maintaining your pets dental health and there are several options for keeping your pet’s teeth in optimal condition.
How to look after your pet’s teeth at home:
Regular brushing – using specific dog/cat flavoured toothpaste or cleansing gel. Don’t use human toothpaste!
Feed Hills t/d diet – this is prescription dental diet specially designed to clean your pet’s teeth as they chew. It is available for small and large dogs, as well as cats.
Chewing – feed your cat or dog RAW chicken necks or wings, Greenies, dentabones/dentabits and other chew treats such as the new Oravet chews.
In food/water supplements – these can be helpful for those pets who don’t like to have their teeth brushed!
Eukanuba dry food biscuits – now include the ‘dental defence system’ which helps reduce plaque and tartar buildup on teeth both during and after meals