Dental Disease in Cats - Vetster

Dental Disease in Cats

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Dental disease is a very common health issues in both young and old cats. Cat use their mouth for all sorts of activities and can develop bacteria inside their mouth that forms various dental disease over time. Pet owner wouldn’t be able to realize the damage and infection that’s occurring to their cats because cats are good at hiding their pain. 

Symptoms

Symptoms of dental disease may not show until the problem is well-advanced. The most common symptom of dental disease in cat can include:

  • Pawing at the mouth or face
  • Weight loss
  • Depression
  • Poor grooming
  • Bleeding gums
  • Drooling
  • Inflammation on one side of the face
  • Discharge from the nose or eyes

Treatment

The most effective way to treat dental disease is to start with a dental cleaning by an experienced veterinary technician. X-rays of the mouth will be taken before the surgery procedure. Oral antibiotics will be given after the cleaning procedure.

Prevention and Recommendations

Cat owners should take their cat to the vet for regular dental routine exams. Cat parents need to provide home care such as brushing their cat’s teeth to keep their mouth clean and healthy. 

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