Pet Dental Month

July 22, 2019

 

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Albion Park and Gerringong Vets will be running a promotion during the months of August and September to raise awareness about one of the most common health problems seen in our pets today – Dental disease.

 

 

 

This Promotion is part of a nation-wide campaign of the Australian Veterinary Association (AVA). The aim is for Albion Park and Gerringong Vets to help owners to follow an appropriate dental program specifically designed for the needs of their individual pet, including home care and veterinary care. Just like people, no individual pet cat or dog is the same. This is why veterinary dental check-ups are so important!

 

Over 85% of animals have some level of dental disease by the age of four. Signs include foul breath, teeth staining, broken teeth, swollen and red gums, difficult eating or grooming and weight loss. It is important to start dental care at home BEFORE you see the signs of dental disease. Effective dental homecare can help prevent the inevitable progression to severe periodontal disease that can cause significant harm to your pet including oral pain and secondary infections.

 

 

 

Home Care Program

Brush teeth daily with a specifically designed pet toothbrush and palatable pet toothpaste. DO NOT USE HUMAN TOOTHPASTE as it contains fluoride and is not designed to be swallowed.

Dental chews available at Albion Park and Gerringong Vets such as Greenies or Oravet hygiene treats, deliver fresher breath and promote chewing.

 

Chew toys and raw hide chews may also benefit your pet. The risks and benefits of feeding raw meaty bones should be discussed with our veterinarians.

 

Using a dental diet such as Hill’s™ Prescription diet™ t/d is clinically proven to reduce plaque and tartar build up by cleaning the tooth surface, fighting bacteria laden plaque and promoting overall health. We are offering a loyalty program to facilitate ongoing SAVINGS for regular purchases. This includes $20 off any Hills Prescription Diet t/d Canine purchase for 5 purchases and $10 off Hills Prescription Diet t/d Feline purchase for 5 purchases.

 

 

 

Veterinary Care Program

During the months of August and September, 2019 Gerringong Vets is offering FREE dental consultations by appointment to identify emerging dental problems in your pet. Our veterinarians will design an appropriate dental care program for your pet. We will make a clinical assessment on whether your animal needs a scale and polish and/or dental extractions so your pet has a healthy, fresh and clean mouth.

 

Call us today to book a consultation on 4256 3638 (Albion Park) or 4234 1317 (Gerringong).

 

 

 

 

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