Harry Potter is nurse Jessica's 17 year old Exotic Shorthair cat (Yes! He really is 17 and going strong!) Harry Potter has recently moved here all the way from England and he was our first patient to test out our brand new dental x-ray camera and processer.
At his check-up Harry Potter was found to have a few painful teeth which we were able to assess using our new equipment. Back in England in a previous dental treatment he had some teeth taken out. The dental x-ray results showed that the roots of these teeth had not been fully removed and were left behind in his gum. Dr Cathy removed these roots and his other painful teeth under anaesthetic.
Harry Potter has since made an excellent recovery, and is enjoying his elderly life lazing by the cosy fireplace.
Did you know 70% of pets over the age of three have dental disease? Signs that your pet is living with dental disease include bad breath, discoloured teeth, difficulty eating, loss of appetite, redness or inflammation of the gum. In August if you book in for a free dental check you can receive 30% off Hills Prescription Diet t/d food or if you are a Best for Pet member you can receive 50% off. Hills t/d is a dry food available for cats and dogs that is a complete balanced diet designed to help keep your pets teeth clean. The kibbles are made larger than regular kibbles to stimulate chewing and also contain a special fibre matrix which aids in the breakdown of bacteria-laden plaque.
If you are concerned about your pet's dental health, feel free to bring them into the clinic and let one of our pet health team members assess the health and condition of your pet's teeth and provide a comprehensive dental treatment plan.