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Dental clinics

Dental care is just as important for your pet as it is for us. Dental disease, as well as being uncomfortable, can increase the risk of other diseases elsewhere in your pet’s body e.g. kidney and liver. Approximately two thirds of dogs and cats have some form of dental disease.

Prevention is always better than cure & we encourage you to look after your pet’s teeth just as you would your own with regular, free check- ups and advice on the best way to care for your pet’s teeth. We recommend dental checks every 6 months. Tooth brushing, enzymatic toothpastes, oral rinses and dental diets, chews and toys will be discussed and, if appropriate, demonstrated. In addition, we can assess your pet’s mouth and ensure your friend is free of dental pain. Any problems will be discussed, but we may need to refer you to one of our veterinary surgeons for further assessment. In this instance, an estimate of any likely fees incurred would be provided. Rest assured, our nurses will help to ensure your pet gets the very best dental care.

In moderate & severe cases of dental disease our vets and nurses may recommend an anaesthetic to professionally descale and polish your pet’s teeth. Extractions may also be required. We understand that many dental problems occur in older animals and naturally you may be worried about the risks associated with general anaesthesia. We take our responsibility for your pet’s health very seriously. We use the most modern anaesthetic drugs and monitoring equipment. If you require further information regarding Woodcroft Vets anaesthetic protocol our staff are always available to provide any reassurance you need. We will not recommend anaesthesia unless the benefits of the procedure outweigh the risks. For more information, download our anaesthetic brochure or click our anaesthetic link.

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