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FAQs About Cats and Oral Health

Cats are independent creatures, but that doesn’t mean they won’t rely on their humans in order to live a healthy and comfortable life. Cat and dog teeth cleaning in San Jose boosts your pets’ oral health and preserves their general well-being. You can’t expect your cat to take care of her oral health on her own, and you shouldn’t necessarily wait until the next trip to the veterinarian to have her teeth cleaned. It’s also nice to recognize the symptoms of gum disease in your pets so you can seek treatment immediately. Keep reading for the answers to some frequently asked questions about cats and oral health.

Do I need to help with my cat’s oral health?

Felines are known to be independent and self-sufficient, and they’re notorious for cleaning themselves as well. However, they still need the help of a human to keep their teeth clean and strong and their oral health up to par. This means it’s up to you and your veterinarian to take care of your cat’s oral health. Have your veterinarian perform a professional teeth cleaning whenever you go in for a checkup, and learn how to clean your cat’s teeth at home.

How can I clean my cat’s teeth?

It’s important to make your cat feel as comfortable as you can when you brush her teeth to avoid squirming and injuries. Purchase a toothbrush and toothpaste that are both designed for cats—not the same toothpaste you use, which can be harmful to your pets—and start by giving your cat a taste of the toothpaste. Then gently brush your cat’s teeth in the same way you brush yours. You might not be able to access the inner sides of the teeth, so focus on the exterior surfaces.

Does my cat have gum disease?

Gum disease is an inflammatory condition that affects both oral health and overall health in both people and animals. It happens when bacteria and food debris build up along the teeth and create plaque and calculus, which then irritate the gums. Gum disease can spread quickly, so have your cat’s teeth cleaned every time you see the veterinarian.

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