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August - Pet Dental Health Month
Just like us, pets need dental care every day. Ignoring the condition of your pet’s mouth can lead to dental disease, tooth loss and other serious problems.
Dental disease is more common in smaller breeds of dogs and certain breeds of cats as their teeth are often overcrowded.
Dental disease is more common as pets grow older. Research suggests that this is a result of a lifetime of disease accumulation not just as a result of ‘getting older’.
Signs of dental disease
• Bad breath
• Yellow-brown crust on teeth
• Bleeding gums
• Changes in chewing or eating habits
• Tooth loss
• Abnormal drooling
Once your pet displays the above warning signs, serious dental disease may already be present. Don’t wait for the signs to appear – book an appointment for an oral check with your vet today.
Steps to better oral care
- Visit your Veterinarian – just like us regular check-ups are important.
- Start an oral care routine at home – raw bones, dental chews, teeth brushing.
- If your pet has a problem using a diet made specifically for their teeth may be a great idea.
To encourage our clients to take better care of their pet’s teeth, Tropical Vet Services are offering a free dental check by one of our nurses during the month of August. Give us a call today, book your animal in and one of our friendly vet nurses will examine your pet’s teeth. They will also be able to provide ideas on what products and food your pet may benefit from regarding their ongoing teeth and gum health.
For more specific information or advice please contact us at your nearest clinic and to find handy hints to empower you as an animal-owner, find and follow us on facebook!
Call us and make an appointment in either Babinda (Wed only), Innisfail, Mission Beach (Mon & Fri), Tully, Cardwell (Thurs only), our Hinchinbrook clinic in Ingham or at our new clinic at North Shore, Townsville.
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Innisfail - 4061 2900 | Tully - 4068 1726 | Ingham - 4776 1572
North Shore Townsville & Burdekin - 4774 8764
Babinda – Wed only - 0408 103 158 | Mission Beach – Mon & Fri only - 0429 218 865
Cardwell – Thurs only - 0409 741 823 |