Pet Dental Month

Gum disease

If your pet’s breath leaves a lot to be desired, it is likely that gum disease is the underlying problem!

A healthy mouth usually has shrimp pink gums and bright white teeth. However problems will occur if plaque bacteris are allowed to build up on the surface of the teeth.

Over time, accumulation of sticky plaque leads to inflammation and reddening of the gums – termed gingivitis. This is frequently accompanied by the accumulation of calculus (tartar) on the surface of the teeth along with very Bad breath!! However there is worse to come…..!

If gingivitis is allowed to continue unchecked, plaque bacteria will start to penetrate below the gum line, resulting in destruction of the bone and tooth supporting structures – a painful condition called periodontitis. As the tooth support structures are progressively destroyed, the tooth will become loose and eventually fall out.

During June we are offering free dental checks with our Nursing Team and also 10% off all dental procedures booked during this month.

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Flystrike

Flystrike  is a really big problem in rabbits during the warmer months. Rabbit rear ends often become damp and this moist area attracts flies, which lay their eggs there. what is a cloud server . These eggs hatch out into maggots which are capable of burrowing through the rabbit’s skin and into the underlying flesh.

Rabbit rear ends should be inspected daily for fly eggs and maggots, and soiled bedding should be cleaned out on a daily basis. Call us immediately if you are worried.

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Also remember that pets in outside runs need a shaded area to get away from the sun.

Art Competition Winners

We would like to say a big congratulations to our two winners from the Art Competition. The standard was so high and choosing was very difficult, so thank you to everyone that entered.

The winner from the under 8s is Laila with this lovely picture of a Guinea Pig “Rosie”

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The winner from the over 8s is Kaitlyn with this lovely picture of a dog called “Tilly”

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Well done again to everyone that entered, all money raised with be donated to local charities where every little bit helps.

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Please read our Summer Newsletter by clicking on the image above which contains lots of useful infomation which could help your pet. abuse contacts .