The Most Often Overlooked Aspect of Your Cat's Health — And One of the Most Vital
Your kitty's dental care may be one of the most important things you can manage to ensure his or her wellness.
Without proper cleaning and care, your cat’s mouth can become a haven for bacteria, which in turn, can cause periodontal disease.
Left untreated, periodontal disease can spread infection throughout your cat's entire body, causing a number of serious health problems — and even shortening your pet's life.
Yet despite the importance of dental care, many cat owners overlook it. (In fact, many cats already have oral health problems by the time they are just 3 years old!)
The good news is that, with proper care and cleaning, your cat's oral health can be maintained by you at home, increasing the chances of a longer, healthier life.
Here at The Cat Hospital, we recognize the danger of overlooking oral health. We take a very close look at your kitty's teeth and gums as a routine part of each feline exam.
We'll check for bad breath, unhealthy gums, and broken teeth, and plaque — all signs of a dental problem.
What Happens if My Cat Needs Oral Surgery?
If we find an existing oral health problem when we examine your kitty, we offer comprehensive professional feline dentistry services, including tooth extractions and oral surgery.
Our professional feline dentistry services are performed in-house, and we use only leading-edge dental equipment and tools.
If your kitty needs a dental procedure, s/he will be carefully sedated using the safest, most effective anesthetic product available.
Your cat’s safety and comfort will be closely monitored throughout the entire process, under the exceptional care of our highly skilled veterinary technicians.
Prevention is Always Best
Our goal at The Cat Hospital is to help you with routine preventative care — so that your pet doesn't have to experience oral surgery or a tooth extraction.
We can show you how to brush your kitty's teeth. (Annual cleanings aren't always enough to stop the buildup of plaque and tartar, so we need your help in caring for your cat's oral health.)
We can also offer guidance and recommendations on home dental care products for pets. (Important: You should never use human toothpaste on cats!)
WATCH FOR SIGNS (AND CALL US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU SEE THEM)
Keep a close eye out, as well, for some of these common signs and symptoms of feline dental disease:
Loss of appetite
Swollen or painful face
Pawing at the mouth
Yellow, broken, loose or missing teeth
Gums that are red, swollen or bleeding
If you see your cat exhibiting any of the above, call us immediately to schedule an appointment (207-623-1228).
We here at The Cat Hospital know that you want to see your feline companion enjoy a long, healthy life — and one of the most important things you can do to ensure that is to take great care of your cat’s teeth.
Ready To Keep Kitty Smilin’ Pretty?
Click on the link below to schedule an appointment.
(Off Rt. 202 atop Pelton Hill on the Augusta/Manchester town line.)
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NEW CLIENTS: Take advantage of a very special offer for our new clients: a $25 comprehensive medical exam for your kitty ($68 value). Click the link below for more information and to register (limited availability; act now).