Posts and tweets about feline dental care

Posts and tweets about feline dental care

Educate your clients on ways they can keep their cats' chompers healthy.
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May 31, 2014
By dvm360.com staff

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DYK? Dental disease is the most common health issue in #pets and affects 68% of cats. #pethealth #petcare

Left untreated, disease in your cat's teeth and gums can lead to mouth pain, abscess formation, tooth loss or even vital organ damage. We can help your feline friend with regular check-ups to find and stop existing conditions from getting worse.

 


#Cats can develop the early stage of periodontal disease, gingivitis, even as early as 6 or 8 months old. #pethealth

Did you know? Dental disease is the most common health issue in pets, and it affects 68% of cats.

 


Hit yourself in the knee with a #cat treat or toy. If it hurts, it's too hard for your cat's teeth. #petcare

It's not uncommon for cats to develop serious dental disease as early as 6 to 8 weeks of age.


If your #cat has stopped grooming or won't eat, these could be signs of an oral condition and should be presented to your veterinarian.

If you're brushing your cat's teeth at home, never use human toothpaste. The amount of fluoride contained in it could be toxic to your cat if swallowed. Instead, choose a pet-friendly toothpaste or go without.


DYK? Some dry food could help control plaque and tartar build-up in your #cat's mouth. #pethealth #petcare

It's often difficult to tell whether your cat is suffering from an oral condition, especially because felines are hard-wired to hide pain. However, pay close attention to behavior—if your cat has stopped grooming or won't eat, those could be signs of a dental problem. Your friendly neighborhood veterinarian can help!

 


Your #cat has a history of biting? Don't brush its teeth. Ask us about other ways to give dental care. #petcare

If your cat's gums are healthy, they should be pink—like the color of shrimp. If your cat will allow, check intermittently for signs of disease by gently lifting the lip one area at a time during a calm time of the day, such as when you're petting or playing with your four-legged friend.

 


Untreated periodontal disease in your #cat can lead to pain, abscesses, tooth loss and infection.

Worried about your cat's dental health? Some kinds of dry food could help control plaque and tartar build-up in the mouth.

 


If your #cat's gums are healthy, they should be pink—like the color of shrimp. #pethealth

If your cat has a history of biting, brushing teeth is probably a bad idea. Ask us about some alternative ways you can practice good feline dental care at home.

 

Brushing your #cat's teeth at home? Use pet-friendly toothpaste, as the kind humans use can be toxic if swallowed. #petcare

Certain treats and toys can fracture your cat's teeth. Try this test: If it hurts to hit yourself in the knee with it, don't give it to your cat.