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  September is Animal Pain Awareness Month - see our News section for info on recognising pain in your pet

Dentistry

A very high proportion of our pets have severe dental disease, but owners often don’t realise their pets have bad teeth or gums, as their pets can behave as if nothing is wrong even if their mouth is very uncomfortable. A  survey by Pettura of 2000 UK dog owners found that 88% said they understood the importance of brushing their dog's teeth, yet 53% had never done so! Studies have shown that 80% of dogs suffer from gum disease before they are 3 years old. 

Our dentistry room has many of the features you would find in a human dental practice. We use a similar scaler and polish unit, and we can take xrays of teeth to help assess them fully – just like when you go to the dentist. 

Dentals in our pets almost always involve a full anaesthetic, as we can’t take teeth out or descale teeth in conscious patients. Modern anaesthetics such as the ones we use here at Alfreton Park are very low risk, and the benefits to our patients of a pain-free mouth can be enormous. The anaesthetics are monitored with the same care and attention to detail as for animals in theatre.

Our team of vets and nurses can offer lots of help and advice to help your pet avoid a trip to the dentistry room! 


 


Campbell, before his dental (lots of loose and tartared front teeth)..... then after

He's had a lot of teeth taken out, his gums have healed really well and his mouth is a lot more comfortable (and smells much better!!)


  







Reverse Sneezing

Reverse Sneezing

Does your dog make a weird snorting choking sound sometimes? It could be Reverse Sneezing. Click on the photo for more information

Microchipping

Microchipping

All dogs and cats should be microchipped, and it's compulsory for all dogs over the age of 8 weeks. It's very important to keep your contact details up to date eg if you move house. Please click the photo for more information about microchips. It costs just £12 for us to chip your pet.

Advanced Training

Advanced Training

Our vets have had advanced training in medicine, surgery, cardiology and dermatology meaning less referrals and better all-round care for your pet.

Keyhole Surgery

Keyhole Surgery

We are pleased to offer keyhole surgery here at Alfreton Park for bitch speys and other procedures. Smaller wounds, and quicker recovery times. For more info, click on the photo above