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Dental care for cats, dogs and rabbits

As many pets are living for longer, the risks of dental disease are becoming ever greater and more serious. 

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Although we know the importance of oral care for ourselves, caring for our pets’ mouths often gets overlooked, or can be difficult in some cases. This means that dental disease is a common problem in dogs, cats and rabbits. 

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Preventative Care

Many of us are unsure about how to prevent dental disease from occurring in our pets.  Our clinical team can advise you on preventative strategies, such as tooth brushing, oral gels, dental treats and prescription foods.  A simple dental check at the clinic also allows your vet to assess if your pet currently requires any veterinary dental treatment.  

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Dental Disease

Dental disease can be in the form of inflammation, decay, traumatic injury and, for rabbits, tooth overgrowth.  Disease can be seen in the mouths of up to 80% of cats and dogs, resulting in tooth loss, infection and pain.  Rabbits, whose teeth grow throughout their lives, can have problems if their teeth overgrow and damage the mouth. Unfortunately pets with dental pain rarely show the signs of oral discomfort we might expect, as refusing food and pawing at the face are typically only seen in very severe cases.

Dental Treatment

Much like at our own human dental appointments, our pets can have scale and polishes, extractions and dental x-rays. Of course, to do this for our patients, a general anaesthetic is required. 

See what goes on behind the scenes when your pet comes in for a dental treatment.

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