The worst part of animal dental disease is that you can’t always immediately see it. Dr Veronica Monaghan, Chief Veterinary Officer at Greencross Vets is urging pet owners to keep an eye out for key indicators of dental disease and review their pet’s dental health regime regularly.
Common signs of dental disease in pets are:
- Bad breath
- Plaque or tartar build up on teeth
- Your pet keeps pawing at their mouth
- Your pet has difficulty eating or suddenly loses their appetite
- Redness or inflammation of gums
- Bleeding around their mouth
- Swelling under their eyes – which can indicate a dental abscess.
If your pet is showing any of the above signs it might be time for a trip to the vet. To promote good dental health in pet, for a limited time only Greencross vet clinics across Australia are offering free dental health checks for dogs and cats, plus $50 off scale and polish treatments for pets if required. But get in quick, as the offer will run from now to 31 August 2019.
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