Dental care month

Dental Care Month is dedicated to improving the health of your pet’s teeth and gums.

The First presentation of a dental problem in animals is a build up of plaque.

Plaque can build up within hours on a clean tooth and can cause gingivitis within 48 hours.

Undisturbed plaque can mineralise to form calculus within a day, which then provides a rough surface for more plaque to accumulate.

Home care to remove plaque from an early age can prevent this cycle from ever starting.

If dental hygiene is not regulated it can lead to problems such as tooth loss, sever gingivitis, discomfort and pain.

There are many ways you can introduce a dental health programme into your pet’s home life.

You can pop along to The Crofts Veterinary Centre for a free dental health check this July and receive a free pack of dental chews or biscuits.

Did you know that eighty per cent of dogs over the age of three have gum disease?