Free Dental Health Check at Sydney Animal Hospitals
Providing comprehensive veterinary services to residents of Erskineville, Avalon Beach, Bella Vista, Kellyville, Newport and Stanmore, Sydney Animal Hospitals is excited to announce Pet Dental Awareness month by offering a FREE dental check for pets, a free starter kit, and 30 to 50 percent off Grade 1 dental treatments. Our veterinarian wants all pet owners to understand the importance of regular pet dental care and how untreated dental problems may lead to infections, malnutrition and other illnesses requiring intensive treatment. That’s why we are encouraging pet owners to visit one of our multiple hospitals to take advantage of our FREE dental check offer.
How Does a Veterinarian Check Your Pet’s Teeth and Gums?
Your Avalon Beach vet can gain much information about your pet’s overall health just be evaluating gum color and capillary refill time. By lifting your pet’s upper lip and observing gum color above the incisors, your veterinarian can tell if your pet is suffering from gingivitis, periodontitis or a systemic disease such as kidney or heart disease. Assessing capillary refill time involves gently pressing your pet’s gums and watching to see how long it takes for blood refill the pressurized area. Gums that remain blanched for more than a couple seconds may indicate dehydration, anemia or heart problems. The vet will also inspect your pet’s teeth for signs of pitting, decay or looseness during your free dental check at one of our Sydney Animal Hospitals.
Signs Your Pet Needs Dental Care
Extremely bad breath, drooling and reduced appetite are classic symptoms of oral disease in dogs and cats. Pets with dental or gum pain may paw at their mouths frequently or not close their mouths completely when resting. When chewing food is painful, your pet may move small bites of food to the back of their mouths and attempt to chew the food using as few teeth as possible. Blood mixed with drool is a sign of gum disease, abscess and/or a loose tooth.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you are a pet owner living in Newport, Stanmore, Kellyville, Bella Vista, Avalon Beach, Erskineville and surrounding areas, learn more about our FREE dental health check offer by contacting your nearest Sydney Animal Hospital. We are an owner operated, independent group of A Class veterinary hospitals not affiliated with a corporation or multinational, providing superior, compassionate, state-of-the-art care for all pets.