My Dog Has Bad Breath!

What IS it with dog bad breath? It’s widespread enough that we use the term dog breath as an insult, yet a sign of potentially serious disease that is too often overlooked. It’s offensive enough that it can make your nose hairs curl, yet frequently ignored for years before

How Much Does a Feline or Canine Dental Cost?

The cost of a Feline or Canine dental is one of the most common questions I get asked. Unfortunately, while we would all like a quick and easy answer, the cost of a pet dental can vary widely for many reasons. Here’s why. If I rang my mechanic and asked how much it would cost to

FDA Dog Teeth Warning – No Bones About It!

One of the most common problems we see are broken dog teeth –  specifically slab fractures of the upper carnassials. These are the big teeth on the side of the mouth that dogs chew with in a scissor-like action. When they fracture the whole side of the tooth snaps off, resulting

Do Dog Chews Really Work?

  There is a lot of debate about whether dog chews really are effective at controlling bad breath and gum disease in our pooches. Questions such as Which dog chews are effective? and How often should my dog be given a dog chew? come up regularly in veterinary consultations. The

Is a Pet Dental Procedure Too Much for My Old Pet?

As pets grow old, one of the things that is important to maintain is quality of life. If the teeth are severely infected or there is severe gingivitis and gum disease going on in the mouth, the quality of life is poor as the animal experiences discomfort and pain constantly. Older pet

What is Involved in a Referral to Sydney Pet Dentistry?

Once the appointment is arranged things are pretty straight forward. Don’t feed your pet on the morning of the consultation in case general anaesthesia is required. If possible make sure your pet goes to the toilet beforehand as well. Aim to arrive approximately 10 mins prior to

Why Does Pet Dentistry Need to Be Performed Under Anaesthesia?

Pet dentistry is a tricky job! While human dentists can perform almost all procedures upon their patients without a general anaesthetic, proper oral examination and treatment in cats and dogs requires the patient to be fully anaesthetised. There are several reasons for this. Firstly,

Guide to a Canine Dental or Feline Dental – The 10 Steps to a Healthy Pain Free Mouth

Dog teeth cleaning (dog dental) and cat teeth cleaning (cat dental) can be rephrased as the physical removal of infection they are NOT cosmetic procedures. As the vast majority of our patients have existing dental disease that requires diagnosis and treatment, there is far more to can

Pet Dental Treatments Can Be Painful….!? What We Do to Stop Pain

Whilst pet dental procedures such as cleaning and polishing are generally not uncomfortable (most of us have experienced this at our own dentist), treatment of periodontal disease, extraction of teeth and advanced treatments such as root canal therapy and vital pulpotomy procedures ca

Cat and Dog Teeth – How Often Should They Be Checked?

This varies from individual to individual. Factors affecting the development of dental disease include diet, chewing habits, the degree of dental care provided at home, genetics and the presence of other illnesses. If your pet will allow you to check its mouth, you can look at its tee