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A campaign to help raise awareness of dental care for your pets.

The campaign aims to help pet owners recognise the signs of gum disease and tooth decay and to talk to their vet about preventative measures they can carry out at home.

Signs of tooth decay and gum disease include bad breath, yellow and brown tartar deposits on the teeth (normal teeth should be white), red and swollen gums, and possible bleeding on chewing or brushing.  Oral disease can very easily go unnoticed – we all tend to assume that everything is ok if the animal is eating well, but that is often not the case.

To support this campaign a number of informative leaflets have been designed to help pet owners identify problems and learn how to look after their pets teeth.  These can be obtained in any XLVets member practice or click on the leaflets below to learn more.