Unfortunately our pet's teeth can often suffer problems. Taking proper care of your pet's mouth can lead to a longer and happier life for you and your pet.
Dental disease in cats and dogs is somewhat different to that in humans. They suffer very few dental cavities but do suffer from peridontal disease (inflammation and damage of the teeth and surrounding tissues). This disease is caused by the build up of plaque and tartar around the gum line. Eventually this build up breaks down the attachments of the tooth causing gum recession or peridontal pockets. This can lead to dental abscesses and loss of teeth.
A few simple steps may reduce the chance of your pet requiring an anaesthetic to correct these dental problems. Our vets are always happy to discuss preventative dental care.