A puppy can start developing adult teeth from roughly 6 months, meaning that from this point onwards, your puppy & dog dental care becomes even more important as part of their regular healthcare. If you do not look after your dog’s teeth, it may be costly in the future when teeth need extracting.
At Boundary Vets, our team are trained in performing dog dental checks during general consultations, helping to ensure that your puppy or dog’s teeth are in the best condition for as long as possible.
Prevention of Dog Dental Disease near Abingdon
By the age of 2, it is estimated that roughly 60% of dogs have developed dental disease to some extent! This is not always due to a poor dental routine but can be due to diet as well.
If your puppy or dog does start to find eating uncomfortable, or starts to eat is unusual ways, why not bring your dog in to see us. We can check for any dental disease and recommend accordingly.
Signs of dental disease can include:
- Inflamed or reed gums
- Visible tartar build up on teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Bleeding from gums
- Swelling around the mouth
- Slowness or reluctance to eat food
- Chewing to the one side
- Dropping for whilst eating.
Keep Your Puppy & Dog’s Teeth Healthy
There are a few ways in which you can help prevent dental disease from a very young age.
When you first get your puppy, introduce them to a dental care routine, including brushing their teeth. If you do this from as young an age as possible, it becomes normal for your dog when they are older. The older your try to implement this routine, the harder it can be.
It can be of benefit to your dog to receive regular scale and polish treatments from your local vet as well, ensuring healthy teeth. Boundary Vets offer this service; please get in touch with us today to find out more.
If your dog likes to play, why not invest in harder, chewable toys for them. These can help scrape tartar and plaque from your dogs’ teeth. If there is room inside for hard kibble, this can also help in the reduction of plaque build-up.
Pet Health for Life with Boundary Vets near Abingdon
Boundary Vets are pleased to offer their Pet Health for Life plan for dogs. This is a great way to help you spread the cost of your pet's healthcare easily, whilst ensuring that they receive the necessary health checks throughout the year.
Pet Dental Care from Your Local Vet, Boundary Vets
If you are looking for guidance on your puppy & dog’s dental care, do not hesitate to contact Boundary Vets in Abingdon today.
If your pet is not yet registered with us, you can register them online. Once this has been received by our team, you can book your appointment online with us. During your consultations, you can ask as many questions as you like, and our veterinary nurses will help support you as best they can.
We look forward to welcoming you and your canine friend soon!