Business Profile: Royston Vets – One Year at Flint Cross, Royston.

Dogs require regular dental care to prevent gum disease from occurring.

When your pet eats, their saliva, bacteria and food form together, creating plaque, a type of bacteria which produces a clear film on the dental surface. If this substance isn’t removed, plaque can build up over time, creating tartar; a brown, yellow hardened substance. A build-up of tartar can irritate your pet’s gums as it accumulates above and below the gum line, causing inflammation, redness and bad breath (gingivitis), and after some time it can develop into periodontal disease.

Gum Disease can cause gum erosion, chronic pain, and tooth and bone loss. A few signs your dog has dental disease include: broken teeth, loose teeth, bad breath, painful or bleeding gums, refusal to eat or drink, and drooling. Keeping an eye out for these signs can help prevent your dog’s pain from getting worse.

For further information contact the practice on 01763 242221 – 
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am – 7pm and Saturday 8.30am – 12.30pm