- Brushing your dog or cats teeth promotes good dental hygiene.
- Plaque is removed and prevented from mineralising to form tartar (or calculus).
- Tartar can result in periodontal disease as the hard brown substance pushes up against the gum causing gum recession and irritation. Bacteria can accumulate on the teeth risking infection.
How to spot dental disease:
- Loose teeth
- Brown tartar on teeth
- Red irritated gums
- Bad breath
- Difficult eating
- Facial rubbing
If you see any of these signs book an appointment to see one of our vets.