Time for your pet to have a check-up

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WHILE Au­gust is the of­fi­cial month fo­cus­ing on an­i­mal den­tal health across Aus­tralia, Chin­chilla Vet Ser­vices be­lieves it is im­por­tant enough to high­light in Septem­ber as well.

Chin­chilla Vet Ser­vices chose to cel­e­brate its den­tal health month in Septem­ber, keep­ing one of the most com­mon prob­lems in pets firmly in the minds of their own­ers.

The lo­cal busi­ness is ask­ing pet own­ers in the re­gion to se­ri­ously con­sider their pet’s teeth, as it is an is­sue which can have se­ri­ous con­se­quences.

Owner of Chin­chilla Vet Ser­vices, Kara Knud­sen, said get­ting your pet checked could save has­sles in the fu­ture, in­clud­ing sev­eral diseases.

“Den­tal diseases are eas­ily pre­ventable in our an­i­mals but it is the most com­mon prob­lem faced by Aus­tralian vets,” she said.

“It can lead to se­ri­ous health prob­lems.

“No­body wants their pet to have bad teeth, or any is­sues.”

Ms Knud­sen said she would like pet own­ers in the com­mu­nity to think of their an­i­mals’ health be­fore it was too late, and is en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents to make an ap­point­ment for their pet.

“Many of the den­tal diseases suf­fered by an­i­mals are re­versible,” she said.

“How­ever if the prob­lems are left un­de­tected, there can be se­ri­ous health con­cerns.”

PHOTO: THINKSTOCK

WARN­ING: Vets are urg­ing all pet own­ers to have their an­i­mals’ teeth checked.

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