May 05, 2017
Did you know that approximately 75% of pets older than the age of three will experience signs of periodontal disease?* Pretty scary. Periodontal disease is an infection that damages the tissue and bones that support teeth and is the most commonly diagnosed health issue in cats.
So how do you know if your cat is headed down that road? With just a flip of your cat’s lip (and regularly checking for warning signs), you can save you and your cat unneeded pain and suffering.
Let’s Get Started:
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 their mouth
Step 4: Reward your cat
After completing the exam, reward your cat with praise or a treat. 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 their teeth daily. Also try a daily FELINE GREENIES™ Dental Treat, which is proven to reduce tartar.