Regular checkups can save your pet's teeth - meet Tom the Burmese

Tom is a 7 year old male Burmese. Tom visited us for his annual vaccination and check up. On examination Dr Libby Morton noticed Tom's teeth were beginning to show a build up of plaque and tartar.

Dr Libby explained to Toms owners the importance of having his teeth cleaned now to prevent them from progressing to a stage where it is painful for Tom and he may need some teeth extracted.

Why have a dental check?

Most people are not aware of the pain associated with dental diseases. Dental Disease is very painful and if left untreated can cause your pet to stop eating. If left untreated dental disease can result in the loss of some or all of your pets teeth.

Dental disease can lead to damage of internal organs. The kidneys are particularly susceptible as the build up of bacteria and toxins are released into the bloodstream from the teeth and gums, this can accelerate kidney deterioration and shorten your pet's lifespan.

Can it be prevented?

Yes it can, a good dental plan can be put into place with the help of your veterinarian. Find out more about dental homecare here.

Tom was booked in for a dental procedure and now has sparkling white teeth. His dental plan is Hills T/d diet and raw chicken wings as an occasional treat. (as we also need to watch his weight)

He will visit us every 6 months for a free follow up dental examination to ensure his teeth stay healthy.