Dental disease is one of the most common diseases in cats and dogs. Not only is dental disease painful for your pet, but the increased bacteria in their mouth can be associated with other conditions such as kidney disease, heart disease, and liver 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
Cats and dogs in Maldon and surrounds can rest easy knowing that we have their dental health as a top priority! Maldon Vet Clinic have invested in a state of the art dental X-ray machine so that we can see exactly what’s going on in your pet’s mouth.
We can’t ask your pet to “open wide” – so dogs and cats with dental disease need a general anaesthetic to allow us to assess their teeth and clean thoroughly under the gum line. Severely diseased teeth are potentially very painful so we will usually remove them to prevent future problems.
Addressing dental disease will make your pet happier and able to live a longer, healthier life.