Dog Dental Health
Dog Dental Care

Why is dog dental health care important?

We are all told about the importance of brushing our teeth from an early age. However, many of us forget that the same applies to our dogs. If you don’t look after the teeth of your dog, unfortunately, you may expect many dental health issues down the line.

Here are some signs that could indicate a problem with your dog’s dental health:

  • Difficulty or reluctance to eat
  • Excess salivation
  • Abscesses
  • Bad breath
  • Broken teeth
  • Bleeding gums

It is important that these dog dental hygiene problems are dealt with as soon as possible to prevent further health issues.

What problems can bad dog dental hygiene cause?

Most dog oral care cases aren’t classed as emergency treatment. However, dog dental disease is progressive, and things will gradually get worse. The longer the delay, the more likely your dog will suffer irreversible damage – this could result in longer and more frequent anaesthetics and likely more extractions.

What dental treatment for dogs is best?

Without doubt the most effective way to look after your dog’s teeth is to brush them. If your dog already has a build-up of tartar on their teeth, brushing alone won’t be enough, they’ll require a dog dental scale & polish. Our vets and nurses will be able to advise you what dental treatment is best for your dog. We would recommend a dog oral health exam for your pet every 6 to 12 months.

Contact Vet4life to book a dog dental check

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FAQs

How do I register my pet

Your pet registration can be completed by filling out our online form.

How do I book an appointment?

An appointment can be booked by calling our practice or completing this online form.

How much will my pet’s treatment cost?

The treatment cost for your pet can vary depending on the service provided. You can request an estimate before any treatment is provided to your pet.

Will my pet insurance cover the costs of treatment?

Having a good pet insurance policy allows you to concentrate on what’s best for your pet while knowing help is there for the cost of unexpected treatment should they become ill or are injured. The type of policy you choose can have implications for the costs you will face so it’s important to choose the right cover.

The four main types of policy are as follows:

  • Accident: provides cover for accidents only and no cover for illness
  • Time-Limited: provides cover for a set amount of time (usually 12 months) and after this period the condition is excluded
  • Maximum Benefit: provides cover up to a maximum amount of money per condition and once this limit is reached the condition is excluded
  • Lifetime: provides a set amount of money each year which is refreshed each time you renew your policy allowing you to continue to claim for ongoing conditions

In summary, it is best to review what type of policy you possess to check if the cost of treatment is covered.