Our feline companions are quite smart at hiding their dental ailments until and unless the problem becomes hard to bear. Cats tend to develop dental problems at an age as small as 3 years – they tend to drool more, prefer to chew on with one side of the mouth and have problem swallowing when the disease has progressed significantly. Apart from that, bad breath, weight loss and loss of appetite are also some of the major problems that trouble a cat with dental problems.
Keeping your cat’s mouth healthy
• Inculcating daily habit of brushing.
• Water additives and chews are alternatives for cats that are too adamant to brush.
• Apart from maintaining regular dental hygiene, it is equally important to visit a Windsor veterinary at frequent intervals for thorough oral checkup of your cat.
• Radiographs (X-rays) of your cat’s mouth help to detect the problem from the root.
• Opting for a thorough cleaning appointment of your cat’s mouth aids to clean tartar, plaque and other deposited impurities in your cat’s oral canal.
Skipping daily dental care of your cat can have adverse consequences. Gingivitis, periodontitis, stomatitis or gingivostomatitis and Feline odontoclastic resorptive lesions (FORLs) are major cat dental diseases that cause severe discomfort for your feline family members and can sometimes even result in loss of teeth. In worse cases, the infection spreads across gums, tongue, cheek and throat and can give birth to malignant tumors.
To avoid any serious oral health issues, taking proactive care of your cat’s dental health is the best option you can seek.
Visit Ambassador Animal Hospital to consult experienced vets specializing in cat dental care.More