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  • Pets Dental problems

Dental problems are some of the most commonly overlooked problem that we see at Riversmeet Vets.

Many dogs, cats and rabbits need dental work to treat or prevent dental disease. We have recently upgraded our dental machines at both practices with the latest equipment including high-speed drills for the sectioning and removal of rotten teeth.

We use an ultrasonic descaler to remove any tartar and then we use a rotary polisher to clean the teeth. We also have all the equipment necessary to deal with more serious dental conditions.

Here at Riversmeet Vets, we understand that your pet’s dental hygiene is just as important as any other routine and preventative treatment. Like humans, pets can develop a build-up of tartar, leading to tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing your pet's teeth once or twice a day is the best option for good oral hygiene.

Signs of dental disease in pets

  • Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Visible tartar build-up on teeth
  • Red or inflamed gums (gingivitis)
  • Discoloured teeth
  • Drooling
  • Loose teeth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Slowness or reluctance to eat
  • Chewing on one side of the mouth
  • Dropping food from the mouth when eating
  • Swelling around the mouth (from potential tooth root abscesses)

We are happy to answer any questions you may have, as well as advising you on the recommended products or dental diets for your pet. Contact your nearest Riversmeet Vets in Tamworth and Atherstone for a consultation.

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