• Bad breath (halitosis)
  • Broken tooth/teeth
  • Excessive drooling
  • Reluctance to eat, especially dry food
  • Reluctance to play with or chew toys
  • Chewing with or favouring one side of the mouth
  • Pawing at or rubbing the muzzle/mouth
  • Bleeding from the mouth
  • Loss of symmetry of the muzzle and/or lower jaw
  • Swollen/draining tracts under (or in front of) the eye
  • Sudden change in behaviour (aggressive or withdrawn)
  • Chronic eye infections or drainage with no exact cause or cure
  • Inability to open or close the mouth
  • Chronic sneezing
  • Discoloured tooth/teeth
  • Abnormal discharge from nose
  • A mass/growth in the mouth


If you see any of these clinical signs, please bring your pet to us for a complete oral examination.  We may need to sedate or anesthetise your pet, in order to complete the examination.

Preventive care involves brushing and daily examination of your pet’s mouth. In order for brushing to be effective in maintaining your animal’s oral health, it needs to be done at least 3 to 4 times a week.  By looking in your pet’s mouth while you are brushing, you will also be more aware of any oral abnormalities (oral masses, bad breath, missing teeth) or the increased redness of the gums that indicates periodontal disease.”

By providing proper and timely dental and oral healthcare,  you are sure to increase your pet’s quality of life ultimately.