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Dental Care

Step 6 to Good Health

“Home care is the most important aspect of dental care, followed by professional intervention when needed.”

  • 8 out of 10 dogs and cats over the age of three display some form of dental disease.
  • Bad teeth and gums can lead to tooth loss and pain for your pet and can also lead to poor health and affect other organs in the body.
  • Our focus is on preventative care to minimise the amount of professional intervention.
  • You can assist with preventative steps such as feeding a quality ‘complete’ diet dry food, using dental treats/toys, brushing your pet’s teeth, barrier pastes and rinses.
  • We use a Dental Grading system from 0 to IV, making it easier to understand the condition of your pet’s teeth and gums.
  • Dental care may increase a pet’s life expectancy by 10 to 20%.
  • It is recommended you examine your pet’s mouth and teeth at least once a month.