Boundary Vets understands that the health and well-being of your pet are important to you; this is why we are here to help ensure that your pet remains healthy and happy throughout their lives.
Much like humans, pets can suffer from dental issues that lead to discomfort, pain and if left untreated, this can develop into a severe health concern. Unfortunately, pets cannot tell their owner when they are suffering from toothache and they can be very good at hiding it, so it is important as an owner to understand the signs and symptoms of dental issues and ensure that you keep on top of all regular dental care.
Cats are very good at hiding their suffering when it comes to dental issues, but it is vital that you stay aware of any possible concerns to ensure that your cat gets the help that they need quickly from your local vet.
Common signs of dental disease include:
- Bad breath
- Visible tartar build-up around your cats’ teeth
- Inflamed gums
- Loose teeth
- Reluctance to eat
- Chewing on one side
- Swelling around the mouth
If you are noticing any of these symptoms in your cat, please book an appointment with your local vet immediately.
You can help prevent dental disease for your cat before it gets out of control. The best way to maintain healthy teeth is to brush them once a day. If you are unsure of how to do this effectively, please ask our team today and we can help and advise you on this process. We also recommend a scale and polish treatment for your cat regularly; this helps prolong your cat’s dental health.
Contact Boundary Vets about cat dental care near me today.
Dogs are masters at masking their discomfort, even when facing dental issues. Staying vigilant about potential concerns is essential to address your dog's needs quickly. At Boundary Vets, we're committed to providing swift and effective care for your dog's dental well-being.
Symptoms suffered by dogs suffering from dental disease are the same as symptoms for cats (see above). It is important to keep an eye on your dog’s well-being and how they behave around their food. If you notice any changes in their behaviour or in their well-being, get in touch with Boundary Vets today.
Again, similarly to cats, brushing your dog’s teeth daily can help maintain their dental health at home. This can help prevent tartar build-up and avoid dental disease.
If you do have concerns about your dog’s dental care, please contact the team at Boundary Vets today.
Rabbit's teeth grow continuously throughout their lives, helping them to grind down their course food. It is important as a rabbit owner to keep an eye on the length of your rabbits’ teeth, as well as their behaviour to ensure that they are happy and healthy as much as possible.
Signs that your rabbit may be suffering from dental disease include:
- Reduced or not eating
- Reduced number of faecal pellets
- Reduced ability to ingest caecotrophs
- Runny eyes
- Facial swelling
If you have noticed any of these signs in your rabbit, book them in with Boundary Vets today.
With rabbits, it is different to cats and dogs in terms of, there is not much that you can do to maintain their healthy teeth. Their teeth can be shortened if too long by your local vet. It is also important to ensure that they have the right diet and foods and this rinds their teeth down.
If you need any advice or support on your rabbit’s diet, or if you are unsure about their dental health, contact Boundary Vets today.
Why Is Dental Care Important for Pets?
Dental care is important for your pets; they are unable to tell us when they are in pain so as aper owner, you must keep an eye on your pets’ behaviours and wellbeing.
Dental care, if left untreated can lead to severe health issues and may result in tooth extractions and infections. This can be costly for owners and result in more pain for your pet during the process.
If you would like to know more about the cost of your pet’s healthcare, contact Boundary Vets today. Alternatively, you can look into our Pet Health for Life plans for cats and dogs, helping to spread the cost of their healthcare, covering all of their essential needs annually.
Please note that dental care is not included in Pet Health for Life plans.
If you are concerned and need advice on your pet's dental care near me, speak with our expert team today.
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Boundary Vets are here to help you and your pet at every step of their healthcare journey, including pet dental care near me.
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