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Dentistry health at Bonny Hills


Dental disease is one of the most common diseases in cats and dogs, as young as 2 years old. Not only is dental disease painful for your pet, but the increased bacteria in their mouth can be associated with other conditions such as kidney disease, heart disease, and liver disease. As many as eight in ten pets have dental disease!

Dental X-rays show us what is happening below the gums. One study showed that if all pets have dental X-rays, 50% of cats have some dental pathology, and 30% of dogs. These are alarmingly high statistics, so we recommend x-raying all our dental patients. 


How do I know if my pet has dental disease?

Watch out for:

  • smelly breath – this is very common
  • drooling or dropping food from their mouth
  • a loss of appetite (this is not a common sign, many pets eat well with dental issue)


What does dentistry involve at Bonny Hills Vet?

Cats and dogs can rest easy knowing that we have thier dental health as a top priority!

We can’t ask your pet to “open wide” – so dogs and cats with dental disease need a general anaesthetic to allow us to assess their teeth and clean thoroughly under the gum line. Some dental disease is reversible, however if it is too advanced, it becomes irreversible, requiring extractions. The number of extractions is always hard to predict, until a full exam under anaesthetic, and possible dental xrays are carried out. It is mostly more than what we think it will be!!

If you need to book your pet in for a dental checkup, get in touch with Bonny Hills Vet to make an appointment today!

Bonny Hills Veterinary Clinic

Monday to Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 8:30-11:30am (Closed 3 out of 4 Saturdays - Phone Clinic First)
Sunday: CLOSED

46 Beach St, Bonny Hills NSW 2445