Why pet dental health is important

pet dental health month - fox valley animal hospitalSmelly breath, inflamed or bleeding gums. Facial swelling. Reluctance to chew or yelping while eating. Tooth discolouration and broken teeth.  These issues are all signs of an unhealthy pet’s mouth. And an unhealthy mouth can lead to tooth loss, infection, and jaw problems.

That’s why we’re going to look at pet dental in our latest blog

The facts about pet dental health

Your pet uses their mouth for eating and speaking and smiling, just like we do. They also use their mouth to carry objects and explore the environment around them. So an unhealthy, unhappy mouth can have some serious consequences for your pet.

Just like us, your family pet needs their teeth cleaned on a regular basis. In fact, to keep your pet’s mouth healthy, you should clean your pet’s teeth daily.

But many pet owners don’t know teeth cleaning should be  a part of regular healthcare.

  • A variety of different things that can impact your pet’s mouth health. These include:A lack of regular brushing
  • Not getting regular veterinary checks for early detection of dental disease
  • Diets high in fat, salt and sugars
  • Chewing objects such as rocks, bones and antlers that damage enamel and weaken or crack teeth
  • Damage to the gum line through the wrong kind of toy and/or stick chewing
  • Medications leading to dry mouth and gums

But never fear Fox Valley Animal Hospital is here. We’ve got helpful advice and plenty of ways to help you keep your pet dental in tip-top condition.

Keeping clean between visits

Want to save some money while keeping those pearly whites clean between visits? You’re in luck! Fox Valley Animal Hospital stocks a wide variety of toothpastes, toothbrushes, Hexarinse mouth rinses and dental gels for you to purchase.

Not sure what pet dental product is right for your pet? Pop in and ask one of the helpful vet nurses for advice.


Extra support for pet dental customers


We stock dental diet Royal Canin. This helps support the teeth and helps you keep your pet healthy between visits.  This is available for purchase at the front of the store.

We also stock Greenies, the best teeth cleaning product around.

Speaking of teeth cleaning, our vet nurses can help you wrap your head around the pet teeth cleaning process. You are welcome to come in for advice on how to keep your pet dental regime on track. And vet nurse Hayley has put together this super helpful blog on teeth cleaning.

Make sure you check out that blog on teeth cleaning. You’re meant to clean pet teeth on a regular basis (usually daily). Many pet owners struggle with the process. But it is vital to keeping your pet’s mouth healthy and pain-free.


Pet dental health is important

Fox Valley Animal Hospital cares about your pet’s dental health. Keeping teeth clean and mouths healthy is one of the kindest things you can do for your family pet.

So call us to arrange a dental health check on (02) 9489 4805 

About the Author
Owner and Vet Alex Brittan, Vet Katie Syms and the team of Fox Valley Animal Hospital pride themselves on quality service. Fox Valley Animal Hospital is the one you choose for your family pet when the care your animal receives really matters.