Is there more to it than just doggy breath? | Village Vets
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It is probably a lesser known fact that “dog breath”, or indeed “cat breath”, is not normal.

Halitosis (bad breath) is often the first sign of bad oral health and may indicate infection.

When plaque builds up on teeth, it hardens and turns to tartar. This in turn irritates the gums, causing gingivitis and, if left untreated, can lead to periodontal disease. This is an extremely painful condition that requires extractions to alleviate symptoms.

Unfortunately, our pets can be very good at hiding pain, so you may not notice at first. 

The good news is, many of these conditions are treatable and most can be prevented entirely with a good oral care routine.

Book in for a FREE consult with our oral care nurse who will examine your pet’s mouth, highlight any issues or potential problems, and will make a tailored dental care plan to suit you and your pet.

Call any of our clinics now to book!