Dental Health Care

The majority of cats and dogs over 3 years of age will have some form of dental disease that impacts their health. Cats and dogs are very good at hiding the signs of dental disease and pain. Bad breath is a common sign along with plaque, tartar and red gums.

A regular trip to the “dentist” is recommended for your pet. Our team can advise on home care options that suit you and your pet. Many of our dental treatments are similar to what is done for human teeth, although our pets are best given a general anaesthetic to reduce any stress or discomfort and allow for a full examination of all their teeth. We scale and polish teeth, take dental xrays, and even extract diseased teeth when this is appropriate.

Most pets experience some form of dental disease at some stage. Bad breath is one of the most prominent signs while others include:

  • Difficulty chewing or eating
  • Chattering teeth
  • Excessive salivation
  • Gingivitis (reddened gums)
  • Tartar and plaque build-up
  • Pawing at the mouth
  • Loose teeth
  • Discoloured teeth

What We Do

Our dental equipment is similar to the equipment found in a human dentistry. Using general anaesthetic, your pet’s mouth, teeth and gums will be thoroughly examined. Tartar and plaque are removed and we also polish their teeth. Our dental experts assist pet owners after procedures in creating a dental hygiene plan at home.