August is Dental Month! This means we are focusing on all things dental to ensure your pet's mouth stays fighting-fit, and wards off the villains of tooth decay and disease. They are: Smelly Breath, Gingivitis, Plaque, Gum Recession and Tartar.
A bit about dental hygiene:
Gum disease (also known as periodontal disease) is one of the biggest threats to your pet's well-being. 80% of pets over 2 years of age suffer from these dental villains. The effects of dental neglect can lead to damage to the jawbones and loss of teeth. It may even lead to disease, reduced immunity and infections that can spread to vital organs and cause serious damage. That’s why it’s crucial that dental check-ups are part of your pet's annual veterinary visit, and home-care dental care is done. There are 4 stages of oral health: Stage 1: Healthy, Stage 2: Gingivitis, Stage 3: Early Periodontitis, Stage 4: Advanced Periodontitis.
Luckily, we have some super-strength products that fight-off these nasties, to leave your pet's teeth white, shiny, healthy, and free of stinky breath!
For the chewers and treat lovers: Hills t/d diet and Greenies dental treats are a great way to mechanically clean your pet's teeth, by scraping off the plaque and tartar that has formed. They are great for dogs and cats who like something to chew on, and are 100% money-back guaranteed!
For the fussy eaters: There are many dogs out there who don't like to chew too much (Malteses and Chihuahuas we're looking at you). Plaque off is used as a supplement to add to your pet's food, and is an algae-derived powder that protects the teeth from plaque. Aquadent and Hexarinse are liquid mouth washes, which kill disease causing bacteria from the mouth, helping with smelly breath and inflamed gums.
For the pampered pets: For those dogs who love quality time and are well-behaved for their owners, brushing their teeth is one of the best forms of dental home-care you can do for them. There are finger-brushes for the front teeth, and long toothbrushes for the back. Daily brushing is recommended, with pet toothpaste.
This month, save 20% on all Dental Products or even better, $20 off Hills t/d! If you're not sure if your pet has signs of dental disease, come on in to the clinic and our nurse will give them a free dental health check, with recommendations.Click here to book. It may be that your pet will need to undergo a teeth cleaning under anaesthetic, and perhaps have some diseased teeth removed. With all dental procedures, we are offering $50 off the treatment!.
There's a lot to love about Dental Month! Call us to find out more on 49556670!