Cat Dental Care
Oral disease is a common, yet avoidable problem for cats. It can lead to bad breath, swollen and painful gums, rotting or fractured teeth and overall mouth pain. These problems can cause bigger problems as well such as changes in appetite and attitude, oral abscesses and more. PetFocus Bedford South can provide a wide range of oral health care measures to help your cat continue to feel his/her best.
What is involved in a dental cleaning procedure?
Like humans a dental cleaning includes scaling and polishing the tooth surfaces and a full oral exam. The difference is animals require a general anaesthetic for a thorough cleaning.
What are signs of dental problems in cats?
Some common signs of dental problems in cats are facial swelling, disinterest in hard kibble or food at all, drooling, bad breath, holding the mouth open, tongue flicking or acting ill altogether.
Are some breeds more susceptible than others?
Any and all cats can have dental issues. Feeding a hard kibble along with canned wet food can help keep these problems at bay.
What is feline tooth resorption?
FORL’s or Feline Oral Resportive Lesions as they are called can affect all cats. This is a resorption of the tooth root that is very painful to the cat and requires surgical removal of the tooth before infection sets in, or the tooth fractures or breaks off.