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

Pet Teeth Cleaning – What Can I Tell Clients About Homecare Plans for Their Pets?

Regular pet teeth cleaning at home – just a few minutes a day – can improve your pet’s health, improve that bad dog breath, make them more comfortable, saving you money on treatment. So…how do I care for my pet’s teeth?

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

Painful Dog Teeth? My Vet Says So But My Pet is Eating and Seems Comfortable

Many oral conditions such as periodontal disease and malocclusions (orthodontic problems) are chronic so pets adapt to the progressive discomfort, displaying few (if any) behavioural changes, until the pain becomes unbearable. Even with problems that cause acute pain (such as dental f

Dog Breath? Dog Drooling? Trouble Chewing? Signs to Look Out for if Your Pet Needs Dental Care

Signs that your pet might be in need of a dental care might include any combination of bad breath, reluctance or difficulty chewing, chewing on one side, drooling, decreased appetite, face rubbing or pawing, reluctance to be handled around the mouth,or swelling around the face. Inside

Cleaning Dog Teeth Seems Like Hard Work! Do People Really Brush Their Pets’ Teeth?

Cleaning dog teeth is not as hard as you think. Cats can also be more co-operative than you expect! So why would you want to brush your pet’s teeth? Periodontal disease is why we clean pets’ teeth Periodontal disease is caused by plaque, a bacterial biofilm that adheres to

Pet Root Canal Treatment? Why Consider Trying to Save Teeth When We Can Extract Them?

Extraction is a option for relieving pain and infection, and is therefore far more humane than allowing animals to suffer with a sore or unhealthy mouth. In many situations there are other treatment options available that can both relieve pain and infection, while preserving dental fu

What Exactly are Feline Resorptive Lesions?

Feline resorptive lesions (otherwise known as feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions or neck lesions) are a very common cause of dental pain in our feline friends. In fact, studies have shown that once cats reach middle age, at least half of them will have one or more resorptive lesi