Dental Health Guisborough
As pet owners it is our job to ensure our pets are in good health and this encompasses everything from making sure they are well groomed to taking care of their dental health. Many pets will spend hours everyday chewing anything and everything they can or cleaning themselves, both of which affect their dental health. For this reason, it is crucial that your pets have regular dental check-ups and is also why, here at Jacqui Paterson’s, we offer full pet dental checks every six months. Just two visits a year will help keep your pet’s oral health where it should be and we are proud to say that we already offer this service to many pet owners from the Guisborough area.
But between your pet’s dental check-ups as an owner there are several things you can do to help your pets maintain a good dental health. Just like with people the best place to start when it comes to taking care of your pet’s dental health is brushing their teeth. In addition to this giving them treats which have been specifically designed to support their tooth and gum health is also a good way to keep their oral health in check. Combining these measures with the recommended six-monthly dental check ups at our veterinary practice is the best way to keep on top of your pet’s dental health.
At a check-up we will inspect the gum, tooth and overall oral health and are happy to treat any issues and offer expert advice on how to best avoid the issues reoccurring so that your pet can get back to chewing their favourite toys and eating their favourite treats.
Our trained vets are experts in pet oral care and we offer a variety of dental treatments for pets of all kinds. For example, we provide scale and polish treatments. These involve administering general anaesthesia, but our veterinary team are highly skilled professionals who work to mitigate as much risk as possible. We then carry out a comprehensive assessments of your pet’s dental health, clean their teeth and provide any other necessary treatment. Once recovered your pet is free to go home with you.
Some pets may suffer mild drowsiness following the procedure, but this will wear off and last no longer than 24 hours. One of our nurses can talk you through all the details and discuss a post dental treatment plan with you.
There are a range of dental issues we treat here at Jacqui Paterson’s. One of the most common issues is a build up of plaque. If not removed plaque can build up to form tartar. Tartar is a hard substance on the teeth which can lead to tooth and gum damage resulting in mouth odour, bleeding gums, and pain. If your pet’s gums are damaged bacteria can enter their bloodstream potentially leading to more serious health problems. Taking care of your pet’s dental health is more crucial than many pet owners realise for the reasons outlined above. So, we urge pet owners in Guisborough and the surrounding area to visit us in our surgery so your pet can receive the dental health checks they need.
To book a check up and learn more about how you can take care of your pet’s dental hygiene call us on 01642 60455.