General Advice For Your Pet

Gingivitis In Dogs & Cats

This is a condition mainly seen in cats and the smaller breeds of dog. It is a minor infection of the gums with chronic inflammation which can result in the removal of teeth in extreme cases. It may be necessary for your veterinary surgeon to de-scale the teeth to remove any tartar that has built up and this should be followed by regular cleaning of the teeth, using Roast Dinner Toothpaste, to keep the teeth and gums healthy. Give Garlic & Fenugreek tablets at the treatment dose to relieve the infection and continue this at the maintenance dose for animals that may be susceptible to this condition. Tartar which forms on the teeth encourages bacteria to infect the gums and Homeopathic Fragaria 3C should be given as this is effective in both reducing and preventing tartar build up. For encrusted teeth, give one pillule daily for a month to softens existing tartar and make it easier to remove. Thereafter, give it once weekly to prevent future build-up and the need for de-scaling. As animals with gingivitis may find it difficult to eat, there may be a resulting loss of appetite and Malted Kelp Tablets can be given to stimulate the appetite following treatment. Gingivitis may occur as a consequence of a more serious condition and therefore if it persists or becomes acute, always consult your veterinary practice for advice.