Have a look at our video of Bert’s Dental Health Exam with our Veterinary Surgeon Antonia.
- Brush your pets teeth regularly – the gold standard is every day, but aim for at least three times a week. Most cats aren’t instantly willing participants, but with a bit of patience and practice, she will soon get used to it.
- Take things slowly and build it up step-by-step, starting by getting them used to the toothpaste. Begin by putting a small amount onto her gums, then pop a little onto a brush and gently rub it on her fangs.
- As they get more relaxed about the toothbrush, you can steadily increase the time you spend brushing. This may take weeks, but remember there’s no rush. If you need any advice we’re here to help, so please do just ask.
- When it comes to kit, it’s essential to use pet toothpaste. It’s both meat-flavoured (making it much more appealing and it doesn’t contain fluoride, which is dangerous for pets. We can supply both the toothpaste and toothbrushes which have been specially designed for pets.
The right diet can help keep their teeth in good condition, so ask us about food that has been developed to reduce plaque and tartar.
Dental chews can also be a handy addition to their routine. Pets love them and won’t even realise they are helping to clean those teeth. Bear in mind though that even daily dental chews should be counted as a treat, which contributes to her overall daily calorie count.
Because we know how important it is to keep an eye on dental health, we recommend Fluffy's teeth should be checked at least once a year by one of the veterinary team. We can offer the best possible advice and guidance for her home dental care habits.
However, if you notice any of the following signs, please book Fluffy in for a check-up as soon as possible. They can occasionally be a symptom of something more serious.
- Constant bad breath
- Discoloured teeth or covered in tartar
- Broken or loose teeth
- Reduced appetite or refusal to eat
- Pain in or aroundmouth
- Bleeding from the gums
Please call us to arrange your free dental health check.