Free dental health checks are available with the Station House vet nursing team.
As our furry friends don’t use toothbrushes, we may need to help give their teeth a little extra attention.
Dogs, cats, rabbits, horses and all species, of all ages need their teeth looking after but particular attention should be paid to those who are middle aged/more senior!
Dental checks are as important to our pets and horses as they are to us and looking after their dental health on a regular basis can help prevent problems arising in the future.
Some of the issues that could lead to oral disease, if left untreated, include red gums, smelly breath and yellow teeth.
Most owners notice an oral issue when it’s too late – once it has developed; often because their pet or horse has stopped eating.
Studies have identified a link between the health of our pets and oral disease; animals with clean teeth live longer, happier lives.
National Pet Dental Health Month in February each year aims to educate and encourage pet owners to take an active role in improving their pets dental health through three easy measures:
- Take your pet to the vet for a regular dental health check – book in for a dental health check clinic with the Station House Vets nursing team
- Softly brush your pets’ teeth using an animal’s toothbrush and toothpaste formulated for pets – which can be purchased from us at Station House Vets
- Support your pet’s dental hygiene by encouraging a balanced diet. Here at Station House we have Hill’s nutritional advisors who can give you the best dietary advice for your pets needs.
Following these three guidelines can help alleviate and prevent future dental health issues.