Dental care is vital to the overall health of any cat. Dental disease can lead to health issues with the heart, liver, and kidneys, and can affect the entire body through the bloodstream. In fact, 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over three years of age suffer from some form of dental disease, making it the most common cat health issue among our pet population.
In spite of these disturbing facts, many cat owners are not aware of the importance of dental care to their cat’s health. There are a lot of different ways to improve your cat’s dental hygiene, including home brushing, dental chews, and regular inspection.
The most effective way to protect your cat from dental disease is through professional cleanings. We perform thorough cleanings here at The Cat Doctor, including the area beneath the gums that you can’t see or access at home. We utilize dental x-rays to detect problems with the roots of the teeth and jaw bone to ensure we are providing the safest and most complete treatment possible.
If your cat has brown/yellow teeth, bad breath, or is having difficulty eating, these could all be signs of dental disease. Please call us at (805) 495-1678 today to learn more and schedule your cat’s dental cleaning.