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By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Tuesday, 4 August 2020 10:23 AM
Monthly Behaviour Tip

It is easy to overlook dental disease as the cause of discomfort, particularly in older dogs and cats as it is often assumed that behaviour changes are caused by aging. 

From a young age, to prevent dental disease, offer your dog plenty of chews - hard toys and rawhide. Not bones or sticks at they can damage their teeth and mouth. Offer cats primarily dry food that is large in size to encourage crunching and chewy meat. Always feed your pet a healthy diet. If your pet already has dental disease, brushing or hard foods may be ineffective and could be very painful. 

Dental pain can result in significant changes in your pet’s behaviour, such as the following: - Gradual loss of interest in playing with or chewing toys.  - Fussiness with food, including favouring a certain type of food, eating on one side only, or problems picking up food.  - Rubbing or pawing at their mouth. - Salivating or dribbling more. - Pain when you try to look at their mouth. - Blood in...
By Murray Bridge Vet Clinic on Saturday, 1 August 2020 10:01 AM
It’s time to talk teeth for Dental Month!

 

 

And would you look at that; August is here!

August is a big month for us here at the clinic. The MBVC Team is participating in the PAWgust fundraiser which hopes to raise much needed funds for puppies in training to become a Guide Dog! Each day we have to walk 30 minutes with our four-legged companions. You can follow our progress through our Facebook and Instagram pages! If you’d like to donate towards this great cause, you can so on those media platforms.

 

August is also officially Dental Month! Which means it’s time to talk about our pet’s teeth!  Not that we should only be interesting in our pet’s teeth for one month of the year (as you should be interested...

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