Fran is a 7 year old beautiful female domestic short hair cat who visited us for her annual vaccination and check up. On examination Dr Belinda Willis noticed Fran's teeth were beginning to show a build up of plaque and tartar. It was suggested that Fran should get her teeth cleaned now to prevent them from progressing to a stage where it could be painful for Fran and may require some teeth to be extracted.
Why have a dental check?
Most people are not aware of the pain associated with dental diseases. Dental disease is very painful and if left untreated can cause your pet to stop eating and can result in the loss of some or all of your pets' teeth. Dental disease can also lead to damage of internal organs. The kidneys are particularly susceptible as the build up of bacteria and toxins are released into the bloodstream from the teeth and gums, this can accelerate kidney deterioration and shorten your pet's lifespan.
Here at Brunswick Central Veterinary Clinic we offer free dental checks so bring your pet and visit us.
What to look out for:
- Bad breath
- Discoloured/ loose teeth
- Excessive drooling
- Inflamed gums
- Facial swelling
Can it be prevented?
Yes it can! A good dental plan can be put into place with the help of your veterinarian. Find out more about dental homecare here.
Fran was booked in for a dental procedure and now has sparkling white teeth. Her dental plan is Hills T/d diet and raw chicken wings as an occasional treat. She will visit us every six months for a free follow up dental examination to ensure her teeth stay healthy.