Dental care for pets in Worksop
Did you know that a staggering 80% of pets over the age of three years old have dental disease that needs treating now?
Many pets won’t show they’re in pain, which is why it’s so important to check your pet’s teeth and gums regularly for signs of disease and decay. A visit to the dentist for your cat or dog is just as important as visiting your own dentist and should form part of your pet’s overall preventative healthcare routine.
Most dogs and cats by the age of three years require professional veterinary dental treatment, that’s why we’ve invested heavily in the latest dentistry equipment.
From ultrasonic descalers and dental polishing machines to in house dental radiography equipment, we can offer a full range of routine dental procedures on-site at our Wildbore Vetstop practice in Worksop.
We also have dentistry equipment for rabbit teeth trimming if they are struggling to keep them in-check themselves through diet.
Signs of dental disease and oral health problems in pets:
- Exceptionally bad breath
- A build-up of plaque and tartar on the teeth (yellow/brown)
- Red/swollen/bleeding gums
- Broken or misaligned teeth
- Holes in teeth – typically with cats
- Overgrown teeth in rabbits
- Change in appetite and difficulty eating
- Your pet won’t let you examine their mouth
As well as being painful and uncomfortable for your pet, and affecting their ability to eat and enjoy life, untreated and progressive periodontal disease can lead to systemic effects on other parts of their body. Organs affected include the liver, kidneys, cardiovascular system, and lungs. Prevention and early treatment of oral health problems are important to protect your pet’s health.
Caring for your pet’s teeth at home
At Wildbore Vetstop in Worksop, we’re committed to the preservation of oral health, through the education of our staff with a programme of continuous professional development, and our clients using tools like our free pet healthcare email newsletters.
You can also book an appointment with one of our nurses, who can show you how to care for your pet’s teeth at home.
Here are our nursing team’s top tips for good dental home care
- Feeding your pet a healthy diet with foods that will give their teeth a good workout is important.
- For cats and dogs, you can get a range of oral health products, including pet-specific toothpaste and brushes, to help keep their teeth and gums healthy.
- Chew toys and dental treats may help (watch out for extra calories in treats).
- Check your pet’s teeth and gums regularly at home for any changes.
We have invested heavily in the latest dental equipment and offer a full range of routine dental procedures, including scale & polish, tooth extractions, and rabbit teeth burring. If you’re concerned about any aspect of your pet’s oral health then why not contact us to book a free dental clinic examination with one of our trained nurses.