(Why is Dog dental care important?)- (How important is a dog tooth cleaning)
Gum disease is more common in dogs than in humans. It’s important to ensure your pet has regular dental care. Gum disease is five-fold more common in dogs than it is in humans*. If left untreated, it can lead to gum disease and even loss of teeth.
(Why is important dental care for dogs?)
Regular dental care is necessary for dogs to prevent gum disease. Plaque, which is a type bacteria that forms when bacteria, saliva and food combine, can build up on the teeth. This substance can become hardened and brownish-colored tartar if it isn’t removed. Tartar can cause inflammation and reddening of the gums and bad breath in your pet.
(Vet recommended dental care for dogs)
A dental x-ray is used to determine the extent of your pet’s tooth damage. A descale and polish may be necessary for your pet, as well as a dental extraction if necessary.
(How important is a dog tooth cleaning)
As with our daily routines, your dog’s teeth can be cleaned every day to help reduce bacteria buildup. Your vet can show you how to clean your dog’s teeth and give advice on the best products. Your pet should be trained to brush their teeth as soon as they are able, and this is best when they are a puppy.
(AT home dental care for dogs)
If possible, brush your dog’s teeth at least once a day. However, if that is impossible, you can try to brush their teeth three to four times per week.
It might seem daunting to clean your dog’s teeth. Depending on your dog’s nature, you may find it difficult to look inside their mouth. When your dog is calm and relaxed, it’s the best time to clean their teeth. Start by rubbing their teeth gently with your finger.
This will make your dog more comfortable with having their teeth cleaned. You can then use a soft toothbrush to clean your dog’s teeth. Then, you can move on to dog-friendly toothpaste.
(Dental Treatment for dogs and its costs)
Animal Trust guarantees that the cost of dental care will not change. This means that no matter how many teeth are needed, you can be sure it will only cost what you have discussed with your vet. The cost of dental care for dogs is PS 289. This includes the administration of the anaesthetic and dental surgery, as well as the necessary aftercare pain relief.
Contact your local Animal Trust clinic for more information about pet dentistry and how to prevent gum disease. Our veterinary clinics are located in the north-west, Shropshire, Yorkshire and in Bolton.
All patients are invited to complete our online booking form and register online for an appointment.