The good news is that due to advances in preventative healthcare over the last 20 years are cats and dogs are living MUCH longer! The bad news is that unless you brush your pet's teeth every day like your own, your pet will be unlikely to reach a ripe old age without needing some form of dental treatment. Should that happen we are fully equipped to perform dental x-rays, scaling, polishing and extractions.
Most dental problems in dogs and cats are as a result of gum disease. The problem begins when plaque and subsequent tartar are allowed to build up on your pet's teeth. If plaque is allowed to accumulate it will calcify into brown tartar which is firmly attached to the teeth and has the appearance of dirty lime scale. Tartar harbours bacteria and accelerates the damage to the gums by the harmful bacteria. It is impossible to rinse plaque from the teeth - it must be removed physically by means of tooth brushes or other mechanical aids. Bacteria can also enter the blood stream through the blood vessels in the gums and may result in heart, liver and kidney disease.
If your dog or cat undergoes dental treatment under general anaesthesia within 4 weeks of a recommendation by either one of our veterinary surgeons or nurses, you will receive a 10% discount off the total invoice for dental treatment.