What are Signs that my Cat’s Teeth are Healthy?
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How to keep your cat’s teeth healthy
As a responsible and compassionate pet owner, you will want to ensure that your cat’s teeth are as healthy as possible. One of the best ways to do this is to brush her teeth as often as possible – daily is ideal – using special feline toothpaste. This will remove any bacteria and debris from her teeth and prevent plaque, which eventually causes periodontal disease if left untreated, from forming. Although the prospect of brushing your feline’s teeth may seem daunting and difficult, patience and
You will also need to arrange for your kitty to have regular dental check-ups with our veterinarian. Our vet has the training and skill to be able to perform a very thorough assessment of your cat’s teeth, identifying any potential health problems before they have
How do I know if my cat has healthy teeth?
Most veterinarians would agree that it the best way of knowing that your cat has healthy teeth is to recognize signs that might indicate that dental disease is developing. If you notice any of the following symptoms, it would indicate that your pet’s teeth are unhealthy and you should seek the advice of our veterinarian as soon as possible:
- Persistently bad breath
- Difficulty eating
- Loose teeth or tooth loss
- Persistently pawing or rubbing the mouth
- Bleeding gums
- Yellow or brown deposits on the teeth
- Obvious dental pain
Healthy feline teeth should be fairly white in color, appear clean and in good condition e.g. no obvious cracks or breaks. Your pet should be able to grip things in his teeth without any signs of discomfort and be able to eat without dropping food.
If you are concerned that your cat’ teeth may not be as healthy as they could be, it is time to contact us and schedule an appointment with our veterinarian so that he/she can perform a thorough assessment of the dental health of your friendly feline.