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Cat Dental Care
Dental disease is one of the more common problems we see, and much of the dental work we perform could have been prevented by early attention to preventative healthcare.
What should I look out for?
Temporary teeth in young animals sometimes fail to fall out at 6-7 months of age, resulting in misalignment of the permanent teeth. They can also create pockets in the gum in which food accumulates, leading to gum infection. Temporary teeth can be removed (under anaesthesia)if they cause a problem.
Dental disease can be a source of bacteria and toxins which travel via the blood to other parts of the body, including heart and kidneys.
Cats can be reluctant to have their teeth brushed. Starting early in your kitten's life gives the best chance of getting him/her used to it.
• Good quality dental diets such as Hills T/D
• CET fish flavoured toothpaste
Our Healthcare nurses would be happy to advise you on our routine dental hygiene plans.
• Very important to monitor young pets for abnormal development of teeth and jaw bones
• Brush daily to maintain good oral health
• Start brushing as early as possible to get a kitten used to the procedure
Treatment of sick and injured animals is obviously a very important part of our work, but we are great believers in preventative medicine.