Garden Lodge Vets In County Down
Garden Lodge Vets In County Down
Garden Lodge Vets In County Down

Dental Treatment 

Dog with toothbrush - dental health for dogs

Looking after your pet's teeth

Periodontal (gum) disease is one of the most common conditions seen by veterinary surgeons today. The problems begin when plaque and tartar are allowed to build up on your pet’s teeth.

Plaque harbours bacteria, which can infect gum tissue and the roots of teeth, causing disease and tooth loss. The bacteria can also enter the blood stream and may cause damage to internal organs. Recent studies have shown that certain heart, liver and kidney diseases may be associated with these bacteria.

What are the signs of poor oral health?

Persistent bad breath;

Sensitivity around mouth;

Loss of appetite;

Difficulty eating and chewing food;

Pawing at mouth;

Loose or missing teeth;

Bleeding, inflamed or receding gums

Tartar (creamy-brown hard material on teeth).

Caring for your dog’s teeth

The first step in promoting oral health is to have your pet thoroughly examined by a veterinary surgeon. It may be necessary for your pet’s teeth to be cleaned above and below the gum-line. This simple cleaning procedure requires your pet to be anaesthetised. Recent advancements in anaesthetic techniques and materials have greatly reduced the risks previously associated with this procedure. It is then recommended that an oral hygiene programme be started at home.

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"A fantastic surgery who were very kind to me & our beloved rescue Westie, Archie. A big thank you to Gina, Tom, Jane, Paul & all the rest of the surgery for all the help with Archie but special mention to Jane ... [see more]"
"The vets here are amazing! Every member of staff is so friendly and helpful nothing is ever too much trouble.Gina and tom are angels! And have looked after my cat rex and dog dexter so well. Its our second home ... [see more]"
"Absolutely fabulous Vets; Boarding and Grooming. Every time we arrive with Bosco we are all made to feel welcome and confident in the staff. Can't recommend highly enough. ... [see more]"
"Dr. Gina Banks is the best vet I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. She has that extra special touch and she understands my obsession with my two furkids. My Bentley loves her, and my Tigger would not stop purring for her no matter what ... [see more]"
"Wonderful from going in to coming out, everyone is fantastic. Maddy loves going to see Gina and the team. Maddy wouldn't be here today if it was not for Gina and the wonderful team in the vets. I feel happy in ... [see more]"
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