You should check your dogs mouth regularly, preferably daily but at least weekly, for any discomfort or ailments. Such as tartar build up, gum disease, foreign bodies such as splinters/ hair/bone.
Many groomers now are offering ultrasonic teeth cleaning. Whilst we once were sold to the idea that the process could work alongside veterinary dentals, we now cannot advocate it.
A meeting with our current in-house vets revealed that the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS) and:
a) EVDC (European Veterinary Dental College)
b) EVDS (European Veterinary Dental Society)
c) The current recognised Specialists in Veterinary Dentistry practising in the UK
d) BVDA (British Veterinary Dental Association)
…DO NOT ADVOCATE ANY ANAESTHESIA FREE DENTAL WORK!!
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