Periodontal disease is the most common cause of non infectious disease in dogs and cats over two years of age. Pocket Pets such as rabbits and ferrets also suffer from a high incidence of dental disease.
Periodontal disease is a progressive disease of the supporting tissues surrounding teeth and the main cause of early tooth loss. Periodontal disease starts when bacteria combine with food particles to form plaque on the teeth. The bacteria associated with periodontal disease can also travel in the bloodstream to infect the heart, kidneys, and liver.
A professional veterinary dental cleaning is the only way to remove tartar from the teeth and under the gum tissue to protect your pet’s health.
The anatomy of the mouth can play a large part in oral health. This is due to the variation in the shape and placement of the teeth. Certain breeds in dogs and cats can be more commonly affected.
Don’t forget your pocket pets. They require oral hygiene and check-ups too.
Check-ups + The Right Nutrition + Brushing = Healthy Mouth, Healthy Body (Hill’s TM)
At the Marius Small Animal Vet clinic we can offer preventative dental measures which suit you and your pet.
We also offer a full professional dental service from a simple scale and polish to surgery including surgical extractions.
After all our dental treatments we offer a home care preventative program to meet your pets needs.