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Alma Veterinary Hospital believe oral health and hygiene are important for the health and well being of your pet. Dental disease in dogs and cats is one of the most common conditions seen by Veterinary surgeons. Without preventative care saliva and food form a thin layer over the teeth known as plaque. If not not cleaned away this will eventually form hard deposits called tartar. Plaque and tartar irritate the gum causing bad breath (halitosis), inflammation (gingivitis), infection, tooth loss, pain, salivation and loss of appetite. Toxins released into the bloodstream will cause your pet to feel unwell and may affect other organs such as the heart, liver and kidneys. Veterinary dental treatment involves the requirement of a general anaesthetic, possible removal of affected teeth, ultrasonic descale and polish. Preventative health care before and after necessary treatment will significantly reduce your pet''s need for further dental treatment. Daily brushing is the most effective way of removing plaque and preventing gum disease.
Specially designed dental chews and diets are available to supplement tooth brushing and promote good oral hygiene and health.
Our qualified veterinary nurses hold FREE dental check up and monitoring clinics. Please ring the surgery for further advice or an appointment.