Looking after your pets teeth

Looking after your pets teeth

The condition of your pet's teeth is an important part of their wellbeing - being able to chew their food comfortably and effectively is essential.

How to spot a problem

Spotting a problem with your pet's teeth as quickly as possible will help keep them in good health. Some key clues that your pet may have a problem include:

  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty chewing
  • Plaque and tartar building up on the teeth
  • Sore and inflamed gums

If you have any concerns or suspect there may be a problem, get in touch so we can make you an appointment with one of our vets.

Our vets will also check your pet's teeth as part of their annual health check, which is carried out when they visit for their vaccination booster.

How you can help

The best protection for preventing problems with your pet's teeth is to brush them. Whilst this may not be possible for all species, for dogs and cats, getting your pet used to having their teeth cleaned from a young age will a huge help in maintaining healthy teeth and gums.



Some of your questions answered

What can I do to help keep my pet's teeth healthy?

The best way to protect your pet's teeth is to brush them daily with a tooth brush. Starting young will help get them used to having this done.

How often should my pet's teeth be treated?

Your pet's teeth should be seen by your vet at least once a year at their annual health check - and more regularly if you suspect a problem.

How will I know if there is a problem with my pet's teeth?

The most obvious sign that there is a problem with your pet's teeth will be if they have trouble eating or if you notice that they have bad breath.

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