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Did you now periodontal disease is the most common infectious disease of adult dogs. It is a progressive, cyclical inflammatory disease of the supporting structures of the teeth and is the main cause of dental disease and early tooth loss in dogs and cats. It affects over 87% of dogs and 70% of cats over three years of age.

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Not only does dental disease result in unsightly tartar and calculus (calcified plaque, containing huge quantities of harmful bacteria), foul smelling breath, infection and eventually the loss of teeth, it can cause far more serious health problems. As our pet chews, large quantities of bacteria from the infected mouth are released into the blood stream where it travels around our pet’s body to their heart, lungs, liver, kidneys or brain, which can cause serious systemic disease. We at Ashby Road Veterinary Group realise the importance of prevention and treatment of dental disease, so have set in motion a thorough health care dental program for your pet.

A FREE dental hygiene consultation can be arranged by appointment with a Veterinary Nurse, where your pet’s mouth will be individually assessed as to the best prevention or treatment program. Please see our OFFERS section also for discounted dental fees/procedures 

This may include: -

  • Tooth brushing demonstration and advice
  • Home tooth brushing
  • Specialist dental diet
  • Introduction of dental chews and toys

Or if treatment is required: -

  • Ultrasonic scale and polish
  • Dental radiography
  • Detailed dental chart
  • Tooth extraction if required

FREE follow up dental hygiene consultations with a Veterinary Nurse. Our Pets' life expectancy can be affected if dental disease is neglected, so let us work together to prevent our pets suffering from this extremely serious disease.