We are inviting veterinary professionals and puppy owners to take part in this exciting dental health initiative seeking to gain an up-to-date understanding of how dental conditions are changing within the pandemic puppy generation.
The data collected will be shared with industry experts to help advance understanding of this important topic and evaluate the future impact on veterinary practices.
Veterinary professionals can also register for a free dental webinar ‘Challenges in Puppy Dentistry and Malocclusion’ to be held on Thursday 28th April at 7.30pm.
Presented by Ingrid Tundo MRCVS BVDA EBVS EVDC Head of Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery at The Royal (Dick) Edinburgh University.
Completing the online survey is quick and easy and can be filled in for individual cases AND healthy puppy mouths. Designed especially for busy veterinary teams.
There are few studies that address dental disease in puppies and a lack of current data. Cat the Vet MRCVS, blogger and TV presenter says she is seeing more misaligned teeth, often with an apparent breed predilection.
“I’m very pleased to be helping to raise awareness of the VisioCare Puppy Tooth Census and this important issue. It is so important for all of us in the profession to be helping to identify disease patterns and the scale of the problem. It also provides us with a great opportunity to involve our clients and start discussions about the importance of good dental care.”
During the Covid-19 pandemic, veterinary professionals have faced many challenges in providing veterinary care, combined with a lack of owner awareness, puppy dental disease may be left under-diagnosed. This then presents potential welfare issues as retained deciduous teeth can affect the development, eruption and oral health of permanent teeth, with lifelong consequences.
Each respondent will receive access to a free pack of links to digital content to support their dental consultations, enhancing client communication.
The pack also includes a ‘Puppy Owner Dental Guide’ to share with clients.
Every entry will also be entered into a monthly prize draw to win a £50 John Lewis Voucher*
The census will run from 31st Mar to June 2022.