Dental Care Clinics

Preventative homecare is crucial in the battle against feline/ canine oral disease but with so many product on the market just which is the right one for you?
Brushing your pet’s teeth is by far the most beneficial homecare regime. Teeth should be brushed at least once a day as plaque can calcify in as little as 48 hours and can then start causing gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) which then progresses to periodontal disease. Calcified plaque causes the unsightly tartar you see on your pet’s teeth and causes a rough surface where more plaque can attach and the vicious cycle begins. Ideally we want to remove the plaque before this happens and this is done by brushing, similar to how you brush your own teeth. Have a look at our video on how to start brushing your pets teeth.


Check List

  • Finger toothbrush
  • Pet toothbrush
  • Doggy or kitty toothpaste (no fluoride, and meaty flavoured)
  • Read or watch how to brush
  • One pet would be useful


Our Veterinary Nurses will be happy to give your pet a free dental check and go over the best possible treatments for them.


So why do we care so much?

Periodontal disease can progress very quickly and can lead from gingivitis (where it is only affecting the gums) to periodontitis and spread to infect other structures of the tooth such as the supporting ligament and even bone. This can result in a substantial amount of pain for your pet and can eventually lead to tooth loss. Periodontitis is irreversible and in the majority of cases tooth extraction is the only option. As our patients are not the most obliging, treatment must be carried out under General Anaesthetic. If left untreated, periodontitis has been shown to lead to problems relating to the heart, liver, kidneys and even respiratory problems.


What time Glenbrae opens?


Monday 8.30-8pm
Tuesday - Friday 8.30-7pm
Saturday 8.30-4.30pm


Monday - Friday 8.30-6.30pm
Saturday - 9am-12.30pm



Monday - Friday 8.30-6.30pm
Saturday - 9am-12.30pm

At Bearsden
49 - 53 Stockiemuir
Ave Bearsden, Glasgow.
G61 3JJ

0141 942 7070

At Dumbarton
18 Station
Road, Dumbarton

01389 765 555

At Muirhead
5 - 7 Station Road, Glasgow
G69 9EF

0141 465 8800

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