Did you know that February is Pet Dental Health month?
80% of dogs and 70% of cats will have some tooth or gum disease in their lives. So knowing how to look after your pets teeth and knowing the signs that indicate dental disease are essential. Some breeds are more prone to dental disease than others. For example nearly 40% of greyhounds will have periodontal disease and nearly one in two Yorkshire terriers will have dental disease from a young age. Small breed or toy breed dogs are much more likely to suffer with periodontal disease than larger breeds.
As a pet owner, it’s important to:
✅ Brush their teeth daily – checking for discoloured or loose teeth, build up of plaque or tartar, bad breath
✅ Check the gums look healthy with no bleeding, swelling or redness
✅Note any changes in behaviour- your cat or dog may be showing signs of pain- pawing or rubbing at their mouth, they may be reluctant to allow their mouth to be examined or may be reluctant or have difficulty eating. Your pet may be less lively, less sociable and have a reduced interest in playing.
✅ Schedule regular vet dental checkups
Good oral hygiene can help pets live happier and healthier lives. As part of our commitment to preventative health care, we are offering our Priory Pet Club members a special offer this Pet Dental Health Month.
Priory Pet Club members can get a free dental health check with a veterinary nurse during February and a fixed price scale and polish if needed to help keep your pet’s smile sparkling clean! 😍🦷 A veterinary nurse can assess your dog’s teeth, gums and oral health, talk to you about how to look after your pets’ teeth, discuss diet and make recommendations. If their teeth need cleaning, you will be eligible for a scale and polish including full general anaesthetic and post operative pain relief, for a fixed price of £300 for operations between 1st February and 15th March.
Terms & Conditions: Further dental work will incur further costs. Operation to be booked between 1 Feb and 15th March. Any complications with the anaesthetic or scale and polish may incur further charges.