Is Dental Hygiene for my pet important?
Yes, dental disease like in humans can be commons among our pet friends. If left unattended it can result in irreversible damage to your pet’s teeth, gums and jaw bones. Much like ourselves dental disease can be prevented by proactively stopping the build up of plaque.
Plaque is a yellowish colour and consists of bacteria which forms around the gums and teeth. As well as the visible tartar there may be other indications of disease. Foul breath is common and the pain from dental disease can cause difficulties in eating. In Cats, they can dribble excessively, this can have traces of blood which should be checked. They can also show signs of pain and discomfort such as head shaking and pawing at its mouth.
At Cavan Pet Hospital we can organise an initial dental consultation in order to assess the health of your pet’s mouth before deciding on a plan of action. Dental work can include anything from a simple descale and polish, to more extensive work including extractions if needed.