Our goal at Mostly Cats is to make you aware of the benefits of regular dental care. Many owners do not realize how much dental care can affect a pets life. Pets can develop serious, even life threatening illness due to the bacteria in their mouths when they have dental disease. Dental disease is linked to heart disease, heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia, kidney disease and bladder infection in pets.
Pets in the most danger from dental disease are pets who have:
*Feline Immunodeficiency Virus
did you know that by 3 years of age, 80% of dogs and 70% of cats have oral disease. Periodontal disease is the most common infectious disease of pets. Periodontal disease is the most common infectious disease of pets, It is the inflammation of some or all of the tooth support caused by bacteria.
Signs of Dental disease:
*Pawing at the mouth
*Change in eating habits
*Not allowing face or mouth to be touched
*Swelling on cheeks or below eyes
*Draining face wound
*Food falling out of mouth while eating
Fortunately, Most if not all of this is preventable with daily brushing. With daily brushing we also recommend using Oratene drinking water additive, it is a flavorless concentrate added daily to water to help with the maintenance. Hills prescription diet T/D is great to be given as a dental treat (3-5 kibbles after every meal). The unique kibble scrubs away laden plaque in the mouth to promote systemic health, it's also clinically proven to reduce plaque, stain, tartar buildup, and bad breath. Caring for your pet's teeth at home may reduce the frequency of visits for professional care. Do not hesitate to ask any questions you may have concerning proper dental care for your faithful companion!
The Mostly Cats Staff
At Mostly Cats, we are all about making connections with people and pets so that we can provide the best care possible. This blog is designed for education purposes and is not meant to treat or diagnose any diseases. Please contact your veterinarian for individualized care for your pet.