* FREE Vet Nurse Dental Checks
* Reduced Dental Treatments
* FREE Dental Starter Pack
* 50% Off Hill’s TM Dental Food
Valid 1st July until 31st August 2018. T&C’s apply
Call your local Sydney Animal Hospital now;
Inner West 9516 1466
Norwest 8883 0411
Kellyville 8883 0533
Newport 9997 4609
Avalon 9918 0833
T&C's FREE dog health & dental check is performed by a qualified vet nurse, if any further treatment is required, you will be quoted to see a vet. Bookings essential.
Over 80% of dogs develop dental disease by the age of three.
If you notice your dog has bad breath, discoloured or loose teeth, or a change in their appetite or behaviour - chances are your best friend may be experiencing the pain and discomfort of dental disease.
So what is dental disease? It begins when bacteria in your dog’s mouth accumulate on their teeth forming plaque which sticks to the surface of the teeth. Saliva in the mouth then causes the plaque to harden into tartar which becomes firmly attached to the teeth causing discolouration and disease.
The unsightly tartar build up on your dog’s teeth can often be an obvious indication of dental disease, however it’s what happens to the nearby gum tissue that’s also of concern. Bacteria creep into the gum tissue around the teeth causing inflammation and infection – referred to as gingivitis. This causes pain and discomfort in the mouth, and can damage and erode the teeth.
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BEFORE DENTAL TREATMENT: Close up of a dog’s mouth showing plaque and tartar build-up on several teeth.
AFTER DENTAL TREATMENT: Close up of a dog’s mouth showing clean teeth after a dental scale and polish procedure.
Dogs with dental disease are also at risk of developing infections elsewhere in the body because bacteria in the gum tissue can enter the bloodstream, potentially causing problems with your dog’s heart, liver and kidneys. Some breeds of dog can be more at risk of developing dental disease due to the shape of their mouth. Older dogs are also at greater risk, because their immune systems may be less able to withstand the impact of bacteria entering the bloodstream.
of dental disease can sometimes be difficult to see, but the good news is that
we’re here to help. During July and August the team at Sydney Animal Hospitals are
providing free vet nurse dental checks to examine your dog for signs of dental
disease. Book your dog in for a free nurse dental check today, and we're
also offering some great deals on dog dental care to help keep your dog’s teeth
clean and healthy.
How do we treat and prevent dental disease in dogs?
Having an annual dental check and ongoing dental care for your dog can help prevent teeth and gum issues. Once we’ve determined the extent of any dental disease in your dog’s mouth, our friendly team can help to advise you on the best options to treat and prevent dental disease - and the pain and discomfort it causes to your best friend. Take advantage of our free vet nurse dog dental checks during July and August by contacting your nearby Sydney Animal Hospital to book an appointment today.
Dog dental care includes scale and polish procedures to clean and treat your dog’s teeth, plus considering regular use of dental chews and special dental foods which can help prevent dental disease.
Veterinary treatment – dental scale and polish
Your veterinarian is your pet’s dentist, and they’re available to examine your dog’s mouth and perform professional teeth cleaning and treatment. A dental scale and polish procedure involves your pet undergoing a short anaesthetic. The procedure involves a thorough mouth examination, and then an ultrasonic scaler is used to clean the plaque and tartar off the teeth. During this process, any infected or loose teeth can be identified and if necessary, removed. Watch video of a dental procedure on a dog at Sydney Animal Hospitals here.
We can also use x-rays to assess the teeth and nearby jaw bone health. If any tooth extractions are required, our vets will ensure your pet is pain free by providing pain relief medication and often use local anaesthetic around the affected tooth. A dog dental scale and polish procedure is usually a day procedure in the veterinary hospital, which means your pet will be ready to return home the same day for lots of hugs and pats!
Prevention strategies to keep your dog’s mouth healthy
There are several things you can do to help reduce the build-up of plaque and tartar on your dog’s teeth and prevent the development of dental disease.
Dog dental chews – we all know dogs love to chew, and there are several brands of dental chews available which can help reduce tartar build up. The way these dental chews work is that they become sticky when chewed by your dog, and this draws plaque and tartar off the teeth helping to keep the teeth clean. During our Dog Dental months of July and August, if you book in for a free vet nurse dog dental check, we have some great free Dental Starter Packs to give away which contain an OraVET® Dental Hygiene Chew and other information on how to keep your dog’s teeth healthy.
Teeth brushing – much like people brushing their teeth to keep them clean, you can also brush your dog’s teeth using a dog tooth brush and special dog toothpaste. This mechanical brushing action against the teeth surface will help slow the build-up of plaque and tartar. When you book in for your free vet nurse dog dental check, ask us to show you how to brush your dog’s teeth. We’ll also give you a free Dental Starter Pack which contains a dog toothbrush, toothpaste and other dental health samples.
Feeding a healthy mouth – an easy way to help prevent the development of dental disease in your dog, is to consider feeding them a specially formulated dog dental biscuit diet, such as Hill’s™ Dental Care t/d Biscuits. When your dog chews these special dog biscuits, as they crunch them up the biscuits help to abrade the surface of the teeth reducing the amount of plaque and tartar on the teeth – slowing the development of dental disease. Watch a video how this works here. During our Dog Dental months of July and August, we’re offering 50% off the price of Hill’s™ Dental Care t/d Biscuits – come and visit one of our hospitals to purchase this for your dog.
Dog Dental months during July and August
From 1st July 2018 to 31st August 2018, it’s Dog Dental months at Sydney Animal Hospitals.
Contact your nearest Sydney Animal Hospital to book your FREE vet nurse dog dental check, so we can examine your dog’s mouth and help you with advice to prevent the development of dental disease. Bookings are essential. You’ll also receive a free Dental Starter Pack (whilst stock lasts). If any further dental treatment is required, our vet nurses will provide advice on treatment options and pricing.
We’re also offering reduced price dental treatments performed by our veterinarians, and 50% off the purchase price of Hill’s™ Dental Care t/d Biscuits for dogs .