Dental

1 08, 2017

Improving your Pets Dental Health at Home

By |August 1st, 2017|Cats, Dental, Dogs|0 Comments

It’s dental time at Tauranga Vets. We want to get your Pets Dental Health in tip top shape and get their mouth looking and smelling great.

Once your pet’s teeth are cleaned, there is a lot at home that can be done to improve your pet’s dental health.  Without regular cleaning, plaque and bacteria build up on teeth and gums causing bad breath. If not removed this plaque turns into tartar leading to more serious

18 06, 2017

Dental disease in our pets- what are they hiding..?

By |June 18th, 2017|Cats, Dental, Dogs|0 Comments

Does your pet have bad breath? This is one of the early signs of dental disease, which affects 70% of cats and dogs over the age of three! Other signs of dental disease include brown tartar on the teeth, red and/or bleeding gums and once advanced, dribbling and difficulty eating due to pain. However, pets are surprisingly stoic and often owners are unaware that their dog or cat is suffering from toothache! For this

17 08, 2016

Is your Moggy’s mouth sore?

By |August 17th, 2016|Cats, Dental|0 Comments

It is estimated that up to 80% of our pets suffer from dental disease. In spite of painful teeth, the signs are often subtle, with smelly breath, difficulty eating, dribbling and going off food only occurring once disease is advanced. Before this, there may be no obvious signs at all! It is therefore essential to have yearly dental checks, to catch disease early and eliminate painful teeth and gums.

For dogs, dental disease usually results

20 07, 2016

Dental Disease & Treatment Options

By |July 20th, 2016|Cats, Dental, Dogs|0 Comments

Dental disease is the most common clinical condition affecting dogs and cats. This is not surprising when you think that like us, they should have their teeth cleaned daily! Unfortunately, other than bad breath, the signs are not usually obvious to owners, as pets instinctively hide any signs of illness. Many of our furry friends will have chronic pain from dental disease without us even knowing.  What might be assumed to be grumpy behaviour

21 06, 2016

Does your Pet have smelly breath?

By |June 21st, 2016|Cats, Dental, Dogs|0 Comments

Dental disease is the number one health issue seen in dogs and cats. It affects four out of five pets by the time they turn two and can lead to early tooth loss.

After every meal a layer of invisible plaque develops on teeth. Over time this becomes hard tartar which is the yellow/ brown straining you can see on affected teeth.  If not removed, this tartar causes gingivitis, which is a painful red inflammation

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