It is Pet Dental Health Month! Dapto Veterinary Clinic is offering Delightful Dental Discounts for the duration of August:

• FREE dental examinations
• 10% off all dental scaling & polishing
• 10% off all Oravet dental hygiene chews

Did you know that up to 80% of pets develop dental disease by the age of three? Dental disease is painful and for the most part our pets keep this pain to themselves. Dental disease can increase the risk of infections developing elsewhere in your pet’s body.

How do I know if my pet has dental disease? Some signs include:
• Bad breath
• Plaque and calculus build up
• Inflamed gums
• Difficulty chewing
• Swollen jaw

Best ways to prevent dental disease at home post a full clean?
• Dental chews
• Dental biscuits
• Teeth brushing at home (special toothbrush & toothpaste)

Dental disease affects up to 80% of our pets and just like people, there can be serious consequences of poor dental health. The longer you leave your pet’s periodontal disease the worse it is going to get and the condition of your pet’s teeth will not improve without intervention at this stage. Earlier stages of dental disease can be managed by feeding a dental diet available at the practice (we will recommend the best one for your pet). Later stages of dental disease will require a scale and polish. After the scale and polish, feeding a dental diet, Oravet or other effective dental chews, and brushing your pets’ teeth will help delay the recurrence of plaque, tartar and thus inflammation of the gums.

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