Learn about dental care techniques and products available to keep your pet in tip top health.
It is important for owners understand that most dental disease is treatable, and certainly the vast majority of dental disease is preventable.
If you would like the opportunity to discuss your pets oral care and learn best how to maintain oral health please contact the surgery and ask to book your pet in for a ‘fresh breath check’ with our nurses. This is a complementary invitation and advise consultation.
Regular brushing is the most effective way of keeping your pets mouth healthy. Signs of a healthy mouth are:
Without sufficient dental care your pet may start to suffer from dental disease. The major signs of dental disease are:
Feeding soft foods that do not provide sufficient crunch can cause the above. This leaves a sticky film on teeth known as ‘plaque’. If not removed this plaque hardens into a calculus of tartar that can dig into the gums causing inflammation. Bacteria can enter the bloodstream through a large network of blood vessels located near the gums. Recent studies have shown that the heart, liver and kidney disease can be associated with these bacteria, especially in the older pet whose body’s defences are not as good.
These can be used as a training aid or and an alternative to a toothbrush if your pet will not tolerate brushing.
This is a gel that is applied to the gums or the paws so that the animal licks it off. It’s based on a multi enzyme complex that inhibits the bacteria responsible for plaque. It is not as effective as brushing but it can help.
These are chews for dogs that are shaped specially to help reduce tartar build-up on the teeth.
When brushing is completely out of the question, DENTAL DIET with its specially formulated kibbles, is an effective substitute. Dental kibbles can act in many ways to help maintain dental health.
These are nutritional supplements, which have been formulated to promote dental health. They increase the efficacy of Dental diet and can be given with any complete diet. They act on dental plaque and tartar by:
ProDen Plaque Off is a patented, unique and natural preparation, suitable for both cats and dogs.It is a natural product which contains a special type of seaweed (D1070) which has been discovered to have specific beneficial effect for oral care. It comes in a granulated form, which is easily added to food every day. It is rich in iodine and contains important vitamins and minerals.
Plaque Off works systematically i.e. through the blood stream. It is thought to affect the ability of plaque to ‘stick’ to surfaces in the mouth and softens hard tarter deposits.
Keeping your pet’s teeth healthy will help to keep your pet healthy. Our team are always happy to answer any questions you have about your pet’s dental care and to help decide on a homecare plan to suit you and your pet.
Clinically proven to control plaque is a novel approach to plaque inhibition. Dentagena contains the active principle RF2 (surface biofilm control) which is clinically proven to control dental plaque. A unique integrated approach that is easy to use and is available in two formulations.
Applied after a dental procedure provides protection against plaque from the moment it’s applied.
Highly palatable, chews that supplement the levels of the RF2 to maintain the inhibition of plaque formation. The special design and shape of the chew provides mechanical cleaning right to the gum line. These chews are available in two sizes and contain nine foil packed chews suitable for 18 days plaque control.
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