Does your pets breath smell bad , Flip up a lip and have a good look at the teeth are they brown?, especially where the gum margin meets the teeth , do the gums look red or maybe swollen ? is there any mucoid discharge at round the mouth?
Does your pet chew bones or large biscuits well or leave them alone as their gums are too tender?
These are all signs of dental problems that should be attended to soon, as once gum disease has reached a certain point this can not be reversed well and will become a battle for the rest of your animals life. This is not only a financial drain but affects your animal’s health status as chronic infection bombards kidney and liver with toxins daily and kills off certain percentages of these organs causing irreversible damage, leading to earlier geriatric demise .
As a veterinarian it is my objective to diagnose and treat and reverse dental hygiene problems so as to make your pets life from middle to old age as enjoyable and disease free as possible . This may involve an anaesthetic from time to time to allow dental cleaning and polishing , with very safe modern veterinary anaesthetics that can be fully reversed when finished. There are many procedures available to make this important treatment safer by measuring blood pressure and blood testing prior to the anesthetic , and by using fluids while our patient is asleep, to maintain hydration and blood pressure to vital organs.I use antibiotics and pain relief after a dental clean-up to help your pet recover well.
Most pets, post dental polishing, require a change in eating habits to prevent the situation recurring as some animals will be back with the same problems six months later if not worked through to train your pets to chew productively and keep their teeth clean.
Chew dental biscuits (Hills T/D or Royal Canin Dental) , chew Prozym dental sticks, chew greenies (an enzymatic treat NOW ALSO FOR CATS!) , Veggiedent chews for dogs, chew bones the larger the better for both the cats and dogs, chew rawhide or pigs ears etc to get those teeth working . We Only stock New Zealand made dried natural products so we can guarantee quality and efficiency .
If you have an Emergency with your pet during our closed hours please see below for a list Emergency clinics in Auckland.
Please do not go to the emergency clinic if it is not urgent/life threatening. ( Runny eyes/nose , coughing , limping , itching & etc can wait until the morning to be seen by your day vet )
If you are very worried or unsure if you are dealing with an emergency about your pet after clinic hours and you are a client with us you can reach Dr Chris on his emergency phone until 10pm or again from 7am.
- Dr Chris Laurenson - 027 544 4427
Animal Referral Centre - ( 09 281 5815 ) - 8 Hereford St , Freemans Bay & 224 Albany Highway, Schnapper Rock, Auckland.
Western After Hours Emergency Vet Clinic - ( 09 820 7273 ) - 2/348 Rosebank Road, Avondale, Auckland.
Animal Emergency West Auckland – (09 849 2121) – 1/133 Central Park Drive, Henderson, Auckland.
Animal Emergency Sylvia Park – (09 849 2121) – 1 Te Apunga Place, Mt Wellington, Auckland
North Shore Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care - ( 09 443 5640 ) - 96b Ellice Road, Glenfield, Auckland.
Manukau After Hours Veterinary Clinic - ( 09 277 8383 ) - 15 Jack Conway Avenue, Manukau City Centre, Auckland.