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  • Pet Dental Care in Oxford | Boundary Vets

At Boundary Vets, we think it's critical that your pet receive Oxford dental care. Similar to people, pets can acquire tartar accumulation, which can result in tooth damage and gum disease. Keeping your pet's mouth clean can be achieved by brushing their teeth at least once a day.

Cats and dogs pet dental care in Oxford

Even animals with severe pet dental disease will continue to eat and behave normally; cats and dogs are both capable of masking signs of mouth pain. Your pet may experience discomfort from tooth infections, severe gingivitis, and root exposure; these conditions may even necessitate several tooth extractions for the animal.

What symptoms might a pet have of dental disease?

There are numerous indicators to watch out for, such as foul breath, obvious tartar accumulation, swollen or red gums, drooling, loose teeth, slowness or resistance to eating, and losing food while attempting to eat.

How can I shield my pet from dental disease?

If food and saliva are left on the teeth, your pet's teeth will develop dental disease if the plaque is not cleaned. Then, bacteria may proliferate below the gum line, leading to infections of the jawbone.

The easiest approach to keep your pet's teeth healthy is to brush their teeth once a day, just like you would, with toothpaste made especially for pets. Oxford pet dental treatment can be started at any time, but for ease of maintenance, we advise introducing your pets to tooth cleaning at a young age.Speak with our Boundary Vets pet dentistry team to determine the best course of action.

At Boundary Vets, we can provide a scale and polish, which is similar to the kind of care a human would receive at the dentist. However, since our animal friends are not likely to remain motionless during the procedure, this can be done under a brief general anaesthesia for your pet's dental care in Oxford.

Dog dental care in Oxford

Boundary Vets has prepared a detailed instruction manual for cleaning your dog's teeth.

It is best to begin gradually brushing your dog's teeth when they are still young, about three months old.

In addition to a finger brush, we advise using Logic toothpaste, which is safe to use on pups as early as three months old. Logic is an extremely tasty concoction with enzymes that aid in managing the microorganisms that cause plaque and foul breath.

As the most efficient way to get rid of plaque, brushing your dog's teeth on a daily basis is strongly advised.

(Never use human toothpaste on dogs)

Step by Step guide

  1. Pet Dental Care Lift your dog's lip when they're sitting motionless to examine their teeth and gums. To help them get used to this feeling, repeat this repeatedly. You can give your dog praise and treats for putting up with this behaviour (this is strongly advised as it will also make the lives of your veterinarian and vet nurse much simpler when they have to look inside your dog's mouth).
  2. Get your dog to lick the toothpaste that you've squeezed a tiny bit onto your finger brush. They will become accustomed to the taste and feel of the finger brush and toothpaste as a result. This can be done several times until they are satisfied with the flavour.
  3. After your dog is comfortable with steps 1 and 2, you can dab the finger brush with a tiny bit of toothpaste. Beginning with your dog's front teeth, brush them gently and slowly. The reason for this is that they are the most accessible. You can reach farther and farther back until you have brushed all of your dog's teeth once they are at ease with the procedure. You don't want to give your dog a frightening experience, so be patient with them even if this could take some time.

Note: We do not recommend brushing your puppy's teeth during their teething period since it may not be a pleasant experience for them. However, you should still practise steps 1 and 2 to ensure that your puppy is comfortable having their lips handled.

  1. After the gums have healed and all of the adult teeth have erupted, you can start brushing your puppy's teeth again. Once kids are comfortable using a fingerbrush, you can begin introducing an actual toothbrush for best results.

Why not give Boundary Vets a call? Our knowledgeable and helpful staff is here to address any concerns you may have regarding pet dental care in Oxford.