Dental care is a very important topic. About 60% of dogs, cats and ferrets older than 2 years need a dental treatment.
The teeth need regular care. Without care, plaque first develops, followed by tartar that is accompanied by gum disease. Dental plaque is a layer of saliva, nutrients and microorganisms deposited on the tooth surface, which can not be seen with the naked eye.
If plaque is not removed by cleaning, it mineralizes and tartar is formed. Tartar is the brown, hard layer that you can find on your pet's teeth. Tartar does not disappear with a regular cleanup but must be removed by your veterinarian with an ultrasonic device. Your animal needs to be put under anesthetic for this. Many bacteria develop on the tartar and can then cause gum disease. This causes a bad mouth odor and eventually leads to teeth damage or even tooth loss. Other complications of gum disease are kidney, liver and heart diseases because bacteria enter the blood circulation of these organs. The many bacteria can also cause abscesses.
It is therefore very important to prevent tartar from building up. During your annual visit we will always check the teeth of your animal.
How do you notice gum disease in your animal?
The odor of your pet's breath is getting worse. Your pet suffers from excessive saliva or difficulty eating. If this is the case, you can make an appointment here.
As with people, it is a maintenance that must be repeated according to the individual needs.
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