Good oral hygiene is very important for the health of your dog or cat. Plaque contains bacteria which sticks onto the teeth and is the main source of gum disease. If it isn't removed, it can result in the formation of hard tartar deposits. Tartar can lead to receded gums and gum infections and may need to be removed by your vet under anaesthetic. This can be prevented by regular (at least weekly) cleaning of the teeth and gums.
Herbal treatments by Dorwest Veterinary are essential in helping you establish a good dental hygiene routine with your pets.