ORAL HYGIENE

To Keep Your Pet's Teeth Shiny and Healthy:

After regular conferencing with a veterinary dental specialist

Longford Veterinary Pactice recommends:

1. Regular (daily) teeth brushing

2. Special Dental Diet

3. Plaque off (no plaque-no tartar)- regular daily administration in food

4. Greenies - mechanical plaque removal - specialy designed dental treats

5. Aquadent - plaque removal, breath refresher - daily application to drinking water

 

All these products are best used after the teeth have been cleaned with the ultrasonic scaler.

Please call in at 24 Marlborough St, Longford for your pet's FREE dental check - all year round.

 How to brush your pet's teeth:

 80% of all dogs and cats over the age of 18 months have periodontal disease.

Is your pet at risk?

Periodontal disease is the most common disease to affect your pets. It is also the most preventable condition seen in any Veterinary practice.

Why Brush?

Brushing your dog’s teeth is a vital part of their preventative health regime. It will dramatically help to reduce the progression of Canine Periodontal Disease by removing the disease causing bacteria plaque from building up on your dog’s teeth.

How do I do it?

The first thing to remember is to introduce tooth brushing to your pet slowly and gently at all times. This will help to reduce stress and make your pet more accepting of this process becoming a part of their daily routine.

Firstly, start by massaging your pet’s teeth and gums with your finger, whilst praising and reassuring them, treats can be offered during this time to help your pet enjoy the experience.

Once you can do this without too much stress or resistance add a dab of the Dentipet Toothpaste onto your finger and repeat the exercise until your pet is comfortable with this new step.

After these steps are established you can introduce the use of you finger-brush or toothbrush. Remember when using a toothbrush or finger brush, to move it in a circular motion and not to scrub at the teeth.

Rinsing after brushing is not necessary with dogs and a small reward can be regularly given after tooth brushing is completed to make the experience even more positive.