At Yarra Ranges Animal Hospital we are fully equipped with dental equipment for small animals and horses.
Dental disease in dogs and cats are one of the most common diseases. Due to the type of diet we feed our pets, and the fact that most of us don’t brush our pets’ teeth, periodontal disease occurs. This is due to the bacteria that accumulate on the teeth leading to plaque or tartar. As this progresses it cause inflammation of the gums and can lead to infections. Severe periodontal disease cause tooth loss and risk of severe disease.
To treat periodontal disease your pet needs a dental clean; scale and polish, just as we do when we go to the dentist. This required a general anaesthetic in dogs and cats. We use new technology equipment to remove dental tartar and ensure cleaning of the gumlines. Some patients require tooth extractions if the periodontal disease is severe.
To book your pet in for a dental exam please contact the clinic.
Please see our Dental Handouts for more information: