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By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Monday, 29 August 2016 9:59 AM

Did you know that brushing your pet's teeth is considered gold standard when it comes to dental care? We have special pet dental toothbrushes and tooth pastes available. Never use human toothpaste as this can be poisonous. 

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Wednesday, 24 August 2016 9:28 AM

When it comes to dental disease prevention at home the key is to make every mouthful count! Your pet needs to chew their food so that their teeth are appropriately cleaned. There are fabulous dental diets and dental treats available to actually clean the tartar from the teeth. Please ask us for the best recommendation. 

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Saturday, 20 August 2016 9:27 AM

If your pet needs to have a tooth removed you shouldn't worry as they have plenty more to chew with! Once a tooth is removed, however, the natural cleaning process performed during chewing can be altered so we need to monitor any adjacent teeth to make sure they do not accumulate too much tartar. 


By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 16 August 2016 9:25 AM

In some cases, it is necessary to remove a diseased tooth under general anaesthetic. This is only performed if the tooth is so unhealthy that it cannot be saved. Such teeth are usually a source of pain and your pet will be much happier and healthier with it gone! 

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 12 August 2016 9:24 AM

It's a common question - and the answer is yes! However unlike in humans, there isn't typically a flu season for dogs and cats: infection can occur year-round. Vaccination is the key to preventing particularly nasty side effects. Call us today to make sure your pet is protected!

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Monday, 8 August 2016 9:24 AM

It's hard to ask your pet to "open wide" and that's why dogs and cats with dental disease require a general anaesthetic to thoroughly examine and clean the teeth. We can give you more information about this common procedure - just ask us. 

By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Friday, 5 August 2016 9:18 AM

Look out for smelly breath, drooling, loss of appetite and weight loss. Organise a dental check for your pet with us today.

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Always phone first before rushing to the clinic with an injured animal or other emergency. An additional fee is charged outside normal clinic hours.