May 05, 2017
Did you know that approximately 75% of pets older than the age of 3 will experience signs of periodontal disease?* Pretty scary. Periodontal disease is an infection that damages the tissue and bones that support teeth. It is the most commonly diagnosed health issue in cats.
So how do you know if your cat’s oral health is on track? With just a flip of your cat’s lip (and a regular check for warning signs), you can save your cat unneeded pain and suffering.
Here’s how to stay on top of your cat’s oral health in six easy steps.
Step 1: Choose the right time.
Pick a time of day to do the exam when your cat is calm or relaxed. That way, they will be more receptive to having you in their space. Steer clear of playtime or before or after feeding time, because your cat might be overly excited or protective.
Step 2: Conduct a facial exam.
Step 3: Inspect your cat's mouth.
Step 4: Reward your cat.
After completing the exam, reward your cat with praise or a treat, like GREENIESTM SMARTBITESTM. It will make you both feel better!
Step 5: Follow up on your concerns.
Step 6: Remember daily dental care.
Make sure to continue daily preventive care. The best way to keep your cat’s teeth healthy between veterinary cleanings is to brush her teeth daily. Also try a daily FELINE GREENIES™ Dental Treat, which is proven to reduce tartar.*American Veterinary Medical Association