Dental disease is very common in dogs and cats and if left untreated causes tartar to build under the gumline. This tartar can damage the bone and tissue around the teeth which can lead to tooth loss as well as several associated diseases of the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Unfortunately, animals often only show signs of disease when it is very severe.
Signs of dental disease include:
- Bad breath
- Difficulty eating
- Pawing at the mouth
- Dropping food
Dental disease can not only cause your animal serious health problems, but can also be expensive to rectify. Luckily at The Vet we can help support you to prevent and treat dental disease.
Did you know?
Why pet dental is fundamental
No one knows more about animal dental health then us. Our centres have the very latest diagnostic dental equipment, allowing our clinicians to see the roots below the gumline. This allows us to provide bespoke treatment for your furry friend, if required.
During your dental check up we will grade your animal’s teeth. This full oral examination will help our vets understand what level of dental disease, if any, is presence. A zero grading demonstrates no sign of dental concern whereas a grade 4 is evidence of advance dental disease. If your grading is within the lower end of the scale we can recommend affordable at home treatments to ensure you can continue your pet’s dental routine. These packages range in price and have been created to fit in with your lifestyle.
- Dental care premium – from as little as £1.80 a dayThis package involves a more active approach to dental hygiene which includes daily brushing using Virbac Enzymatic toothpaste and toothbrush plus feeding Hills t/d as your animal’s sole food.
- Dental care advantage – from as little as £1.90 a dayThis routine favours convenience and includes Vet Aquadent in water, a daily Virbac dental chew and Hills Vet Essentials as your animal’s sole food.
- Dental care basics – from as little as £1.63 a dayThis routine is based on providing basic dental care and includes a daily Virbac dental chews and Hills Vet Essentials as your animal’s sole food