Pet Smile 2008
Pet Smile month is over for another year, and will be back in 2009. Many pets have
benefited from a FREE check up from previous Pet Smile Months. Dental
problems are still out there.
How is your dog or cat's mouth? Our nurses would be delighted to check your pet's mouth FREE OF CHARGE!
Dental disease explained...
It is estimated that 80% of dogs and cats over the age of three urgently need dental treatment. Many loving pet owners do not realise the extent of their pet’s disease and are unaware of the importance of tooth brushing, daily oral hygiene chews and the special dental diets which can help avoid the problems.
Dental disease is a welfare issue. »Dog’s breath« is the very least of the worries. Oral pain is a feature - but often goes unnoticed because pets carry on eating. As periodontal disease progresses, bacteria spreads from the mouth through the blood stream to affect other organs such as the kidneys and heart valves. In addition little showers of bacteria are carried into the lungs with every breath. Vets in general rightly regard dental disease as a whole body problem and one that needs more attention.
Contact us on 01437 762806 to arrange a FREE check up with our practice nurses.
To find out more about the Pet Smile month and competitions see the PetSmile website: http://www.petsmile.org/