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Dentistry

We carry out dentistry on dogs, cats, rabbits & guinea pigs

At Provost vets we believe that the health of your pet's teeth plays a very important part in their overall wellbeing. Tartar build-up on teeth is unfortunately very common in both dogs and cats, this leads to gum disease which can lead to fracture or loss of teeth or even allow bacteria to spread to other organs, such as the heart or kidneys.

Our fully equipped dental suite has everything we may require to care for your pet’s teeth. Including a dental x-ray machine that allows us to see problems below the gum line and the roots.

How do I know if my pet needs a dental?

Your pet will receive a dental check-up at their yearly booster, or you can ask for an appointment if you are concerned about your pet's ability to eat, the smelliness of his breath or any damage you may have noticed to his teeth. It is usually possible to get a rough idea of the health of your pet's teeth during a consultation.
 
For a more detailed examination, and for any treatment such as a scale and polish or extractions, a full general anaesthetic is necessary. This will allow the vet to examine the entire dental arcade, the tongue, gums and palate in a safe and thorough fashion. It may not be possible to determine the number of extractions necessary until this examination takes place, and in many cases, not until the tartar has been removed.
 
As rabbits and guinea pigs are herbivores, their teeth continue growing throughout their life. This can lead to problems if they do not wear them down evenly by eating a balanced diet of hay and vegetables. If your rabbit or guinea pig is having problems eating, they may need to have their teeth burred or rasped down under anaesthetic to prevent ulcers developing on the tongue.

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St Andrews Clinic

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    8:30am - 7:00pm
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    8:30am - 7:00pm
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    8:30am - 7:00pm
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    8:30am - 7:00pm
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    8:30am - 5:00pm
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31 Largo Road St Andrews KY16 8NJ
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Ladybank Clinic

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    8:30am - 6:30pm
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    8:30am - 5:00pm
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    8:30am - 5:00pm
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    8:30am - 5:00pm
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    8:30am - 5:00pm
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01592 328336
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Cupar Road Fife KY15 7LS
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Newport Clinic

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    10:00am - 6:30pm
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    9:00am - 5:00pm
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    9:00am - 5:00pm
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    9:00am - 5:00pm
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    10:00am - 6:30pm
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30 High Street Newport On Tay Fife DD6 8AD
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