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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