Any cat owner can tell you that cats are among the world’s best creatures. They’re always there when you need them but independent enough to give you space. They’re also neat roommates with even tempers. With all our cats do for us, cat owners want to do everything they can to keep their feline friends healthy and happy.
At Normandale Vet Hospital in Edina, we understand that pet dental services are an essential element to feline veterinary services. In this blog post, we’ll offer advice for caring for your cat’s oral health and share how we can help keep your cat’s teeth and gums healthy.
The Importance of Feline Oral Health
There are plenty of important steps you can take when it comes to keeping your cat healthy. You spay and neuter your pets to protect them from disease, feed them the healthiest food, and make sure they’re given regular pet grooming treatment.
But feline dental care is often overlooked by pet owners. You may be surprised to learn that dental disease is one of the most common feline health care concerns. Follow these steps to ensure your cat’s oral health:
1. Give Her the Right Cat Treats
When you visit the pet store, the array of pet treats available for cats can be positively dazzling. Unfortunately, the vast majority of feline dental treats are more about marketing than results. To make sure you’ve got the best product for great oral health, choose treats with enzymes that attack plaque and tartar. This helps reduce the chance of periodontal disease in cats.
2. Check Her Teeth and Gums
Take a look at your cat’s teeth. If they’re off-white with a light yellow hue, they’re looking good. However, extremely yellowish teeth can be a sign of dental trouble. You should also make sure her lips are light pink unless they are naturally pigmented. If you notice bleeding gums or bad breath, this can be a sign of periodontal disease.
3. Don’t Underestimate Cat Pain
When humans feel extreme pain, it can interfere with our daily activities. Cats, on the other hand, are very skilled at hiding their pain even when it is intolerable. For this reason, it’s very important to keep an eye on your pet’s dental health. Untreated periodontal disease can affect her internal organs and ultimately be fatal.
Edina Teeth Cleaning and Pet Dental Services for Your Cat
Because cats don’t always show their dental problems outwardly, it’s important to make sure their teeth are in good shape with regular dental cleaning and exams. In addition to teeth cleaning, we provide a full range of dental services including trauma care, cancer treatment, and abnormal development correction.
To connect with a member of our dental services care team, call us at 952-831-8272. You can also visit our contact page to schedule your pet’s dental exam today.