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.