Many pet owners complain about their pet’s bad breath. The cause of teeth problems can range from mild gingivitis where the gums look red, to severe periodontitis where teeth are covered in scale and some teeth may have abscesses in their roots.
The problem can range from mild gingivitis where the gums look red, to severe periodontitis where teeth are covered in brown tartar and there may even be tooth root abscesses.
Although our cats do not demonstrate dental pain like we do, there’s no doubt that they do get toothache. It’s surprising how much brighter and livelier a cat will become after a dental. Although it might not stop your cat eating, your cat will feel very uncomfortable with that dull ache.
Early dental problems can often be picked up by your vet when you take your cat in for its annual booster and health check. It is much easier to treat an early case of gingivitis by scaling and polishing the teeth rather than wait until your cat has severe dental disease resulting in a much longer anaesthetic to remove teeth.
Good oral hygiene can be accomplished with a prudent choice of food for your dogs and some easy cleaning techniques. Contact your vet for information on food and cleaning.