Imagine if you never brushed your teeth or had them cleaned. As you can imagine, things would eventually start to go very bad inside your mouth: teeth would rot and decay, and gums would become inflamed and infected. Dangerous bacteria would eventually travel into your bloodstream and could cause other serious health problems. And we haven’t even mentioned the daily, debilitating pain.
Did you know that by age three, 70% of cats have some evidence of periodontal disease? Periodontal disease is one of the leading causes of cat deaths, and it’s preventable!
Dental exams help maintain proper oral hygiene and prevent future problems. If your cat doesn’t visit the vet for regular dental cleanings, they are at risk for periodontal disease, which can cause inflammation and infection in their gums and tooth loss. This condition is serious enough, but it also puts your cat at risk for heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, and kidney failure. So if your cat is showing signs of periodontal disease, such as bad breath, loose teeth, gum redness, or swollen gums, make an appointment with us immediately!
Colorado Cat Clinic offers complete pet oral health services, including:
- Dental exams
- Annual dental cleanings
- Dental X-rays
Following American Veterinary Medical Association guidelines, Colorado Cat Clinic only does cleanings and dental work on anesthetized pets. To ensure your pet is healthy enough to undergo anesthesia, we do require a routine blood test before the procedure.
Preventive Dental Care
Brushing your pet’s teeth several times per week is the best way to prevent plaque and tartar build-up. Interested in learning how to brush your pet’s teeth? Just ask and our veterinarians will be happy to help you get started. If you have a pet that won’t tolerate brushing, our veterinarians can also recommend products that will help keep your pet’s mouth healthy in between cleanings.
To make an appointment for a dental exam or cleaning, call us at 541-318-9879.