Cat Dental Health
Cat Dental Care

Why is cat dental health care important?

Dental disease is extremely common in cats, due to a combination of dietary and genetic factors. Just as it is for humans, regular scaling and polishing of teeth is a routine part of keeping your cat’s mouth healthy and preventing periodontal disease, tooth loss and pain.

Here are some signs that could indicate a problem with your cat’s dental health:

  • Difficulty or reluctance to eat
  • Excess salivation or bad breath
  • Clawing at their mouth
  • Broken teeth
  • Not as playful as usual
  • Bleeding gums

It is important that these cat dental hygiene problems are dealt with as soon as possible to prevent further health issues.

What problems can bad cat dental hygiene cause?

Most cat oral care cases aren’t classed as emergency treatment. However, cat dental disease is progressive, and things will gradually get worse. The longer the delay, the more likely your cat will suffer irreversible damage – this could result in longer and more frequent anaesthetics and likely more extractions.

 What feline dental treatment is best?

Without doubt the most effective way to look after your cat’s teeth is to brush them. If your cat already has a build-up of tartar on their teeth, brushing alone won’t be enough and they’ll require a cat dental scale & polish.  Our vets and nurses will be able to advise you on what dental treatment is best for your cat. We recommend professional cat dental cleaning for your pet on a regular basis.

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FAQs

How do I register my pet

Your pet registration can be completed by filling out our online form.

How do I book an appointment?

An appointment can be booked by calling our practice or completing this online form.

How much will my pet’s treatment cost?

The treatment cost for your pet can vary depending on the service provided. You can request an estimate before any treatment is provided to your pet.

Will my pet insurance cover the costs of treatment?

Having a good pet insurance policy allows you to concentrate on what’s best for your pet while knowing help is there for the cost of unexpected treatment should they become ill or are injured. The type of policy you choose can have implications for the costs you will face so it’s important to choose the right cover.

The four main types of policy are as follows:

  • Accident: provides cover for accidents only and no cover for illness
  • Time-Limited: provides cover for a set amount of time (usually 12 months) and after this period the condition is excluded
  • Maximum Benefit: provides cover up to a maximum amount of money per condition and once this limit is reached the condition is excluded
  • Lifetime: provides a set amount of money each year which is refreshed each time you renew your policy allowing you to continue to claim for ongoing conditions

In summary, it is best to review what type of policy you possess to check if the cost of treatment is covered.