Free den­tal checks for dogs

Central and North Burnett Times - - NEWS -

THERE will be free den­tal checks on dogs to stop poor oral hy­giene caus­ing more com­plex health is­sues.

Kid­ney, heart and liver dis­ease can all be as­so­ci­ated with den­tal dis­ease as in­creased bac­te­ria in the mouth end up cir­cu­lat­ing in the body, caus­ing all kinds of sys­temic ill­ness.

“Our pets don’t clean their teeth like they used to so plaque and tar­tar build up around teeth and start breed­ing bac­te­ria,” Dr Anja Sch­midt, who works at An­i­mals Vet­eri­nary Ser­vices Mun­dub­bera, said.

“This leads to in­flam­ma­tion, pain and even­tual loss of the at­tach­ments that hold the teeth in place.”

She said den­tal dis­ease was one of the most com­mon prob­lems she saw.

The free den­tal health checks are avail­able un­til the end of Au­gust.


OPEN WIDE: Jes­sica Ah­lers may be able to help your pooch with a toothache.

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