Dental disease is one of the most common diseases in cats and dogs on the Gold Coast. Not only is dental disease painful for your pet, but the increased bacteria in their mouths can be associated with other conditions such as kidney, heart or liver disease. As many as eight in ten pets have dental disease!
How do I know if my pet has dental disease?
Watch out for:
- smelly breath
- drooling or dropping food from their mouth
- a loss of appetite
- weight loss
What does dentistry involve at Oxenford Vet Surgery?
We can’t ask your pet to “open wide” – so dogs and cats with dental disease need a general anaesthetic. This allows us to fully assess their teeth and clean them thoroughly – including under the gum line. Severely diseased teeth are potentially very painful so we usually remove them to treat and prevent ongoing pain and infection. Cats and dogs in Helensvale and surrounds can rest easy knowing that we have their dental health as a top priority!
Call Oxenford Vet Surgery to arrange a dental checkup today.