Pet Dental Health Care

Dental Health | Looking after your pets teeth

Just like us; your pets develop plaque and tartar on their teeth that causes serious health issues and bad breath.

Four out of five dogs and cats over the age of three years have some sort of dental disease which may go unnoticed by their owners.

Pets often won’t show pain. Even pets with sore gums, infected mouths and broken teeth will continue to eat so owners may not see any problems.

So how can you tell if your dog or cat has a toothache?

“Your pet’s breath should not smell bad. Bad breath is a sign of infection. Gums may be red and inflamed and the teeth stained with tartar or they may have difficulty chewing food.

Dental Health | Looking after your pets teeth

Annual dental health checks are an ideal opportunity for owners to find out if their pet has existing problems which have gone unnoticed. Dental health checks also help ensure bacteria and toxins from dental infections do not spread to the heart, liver and kidneys through the blood stream.

We also recommend regular tooth brushing and many cats and dogs can be trained to enjoy having their teeth brushed, especially if you start at an early age.

Hilton Vet Hospital offer Free dental Health Checks to help you look after your pet’s teeth. Ring us today on 9331 8375 to book your free dental health check.

What can I do at home to keep my pet’s teeth in good health?

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Examine the teeth and gums every month.

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Look for any bad breath, inflammation of the gums and tartar (yellow staining) on the teeth.

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Gives your pet something to chew on. Not all pets tolerate bones very well, but if they do raw chicken necks work well.

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Denta-sticks, Greenies, carrots and Dental biscuits are all helpful to fight the build up of plaque.

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Stay away from hard bones like sheep neck, chop bones or T-bones. Never give cooked bones

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Brush the teeth. Here is a video clip that will teach you how to brush your pet’s teeth.

Specific Dental Diet – Royal Canin

There are 3 types of Dental Diet Biscuits from Royal Canin.

One which is made for small breed dogs (1-10kg), Dental Special is a complete diet for adult dogs with dental concerns or a tendency for dental problems. And the other for larger adult dogs with dental concerns or a tendency for dental problems. The other is for Cats who have a tendency for teeth and gum problems.

Brushing Effect

The biscuit's (or kibble) size, shape and texture produce a mechanical brushing effect on teeth, helping to remove plaque and tartar when chewed.

Tartar Control

Effectively helps reduce tartar through the inclusion of a specific nutrient that effectively reduces plaque deposits.

Bone and Joint Health

Helps maintain healthy bones and joints by the inclusion of chondroitin sulphate and glucosamine.

Helathy Digestion

Helps maintain a healthy digestive sytem through the combination of fermentable (beet pulp and FOS) with specific minerals to promote the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.

How to wean your pet onto its new diet

Troy Plaque Off Dog Dental Plaque 40g by Troy Laboratories

Troy Plaque Off aids in softening and removal of existing tartar build up, prevents new tartar from forming, reducing gum disease and bad breath.

Composition

Ascophyllum nodosum

Actions Aids in softening and removal of existing tartar build up, prevents new tartar from forming, reducing gum disease and bad breath.

Indications

Maintenance of oral hygiene, preventing tartar, gingivitis and bad breath. Use in conjunction with brushing.

Contraindications Animals with Hypothyroidism should not be given PlaqueOff. Plaque Off has not been tested on pregnant or nursing animals use should be avoided during these times.

Precautions

Reactions such as itching may occur in animals with algae hypersensitivity or allergies. Certain individual animals may react with an upset stomach, reduce the amount given and gradually increase the dose. If you know your pet has a sensitive stomach start at a lower dose and increase gradually.

Directions for Use

Sprinkle PlaqueOff for Dogs onto your pets food once daily. PlaqueOff may be added to either wet or dry food.

Dosage

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up to 10kg = ½ – 1 scoop

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10 – 25kg = 1 – 2 scoops

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Over 25kg = 2 – 3 scoops

Presentation

Powder 40g

Storage

Store below 25 degrees C (air conditioning)

How HeathyMouth Works

VOHC accepted for plaque control in cats and dogs, healthymouthTM is a clinically proven, patented formula, free of all synthetic or artificial ingredients providing a dental health care agent to prevent, improve and maintain the dental health of canines and felines.

When added daily to pets’ drinking water, the formula safely cleans teeth and gums, reducing plaque, oral bacteria that causes inflammation leading to dental disease and inhibiting the bacteria and germs that are the source of halitosis.

Clinical trials and field use has also revealed that plaque, and bacterial reduction continues to improve the longer the product is used and that any remaining plaque is significantly softened, making the use of tooth brushing, dental diets and dental chew-bones even more effective for small animals.

Simple for you to Use

HealthymouthTM Is Effortless and Effective

Simply added to your pet’s drinking water every day or simply applied to teeth and gums once per day what could be easier than healthmouthTM Easy pour jugs and one-handed tubes means no mess, no fuss. Easy to travel with so your pet never has to miss a day of essential home dental care.

Increased Results And Easier For You

Clinical trials showed that when healthmouthTM is used continually, any remaining plaque in the mouth becomes so soft, it can literally be wiped away. What this means is that healthymouthTM, used in conjunction with teeth brushing, healthy dental chews and bones and diets can produce increased results and be easier for you!