Dental disease is common in pets, but it can be prevented. Regular dental checks help you stay on top of your pet’s teeth and gum health.
Pet dental care
Dental disease is one of the most common conditions found in pets, and if left untreated it can lead to other serious health problems. Up to 60% of dogs and 80% of cats over the age of two struggle with dental disease, but our pets can’t always let us know when they’re uncomfortable.
Ongoing dental care is key to ensuring your pet’s teeth and gums remain healthy. This includes routine teeth brushing, feeding your pet the right diet and attending regular dental checks.
What are dental checks?
Just like their owners, pets form plaque and tartar on their teeth and need to be checked by a professional every six months.
During a dental check, your vet or nurse will give your pet a nose-to-tail health check, with a focus on their mouth and teeth. They will look out for signs of fractured teeth, gingivitis, periodontitis, tartar and any other issues that could lead to dental disease.
If your pet’s experiencing mouth pain, your vet or nurse may also suggest a dental x-ray to plan further treatment.
They’ll also be happy to discuss an ongoing dental hygiene routine with you, including advice on tooth brushing, and answer any questions you may have about your pet’s dental health.
Your complimentary dental check
When it comes to dental disease, prevention is better than cure. That’s why we offer complimentary* dental checks to help keep your pet’s teeth and gums healthy.
Contact your local Medivet practice today to book your pet in for their dental check.
While we’re good at brushing our own teeth, when was the last time you thought about brushing your pet's? As our pets can’t brush their own teeth or tell us when they’re in pain, they rely on us to look after their dental health.
*T&Cs: This offer is not valid for pre-existing conditions. Complimentary dental health checks are available at participating Medivet practices only and appointments are limited, so please book in advance. If you feel your pet requires a consultation appointment, please notify a member of the team at the time of booking your pet’s free dental health check. Treatment costs incurred for pets found to be ill during the complimentary dental health check are not included. Dental treatment will be chargeable. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other Medivet offer. Medivet reserves the right to withdraw this offer at any time without prior notice. Read our full terms and conditions here.