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Dental Diet Cat Food Review

Dental Diet Cat FoodThere is some debate amongst cat owners as to the best way to tend to their pet’s oral hygiene, from the use of dental diet cat food to herbal supplements. Tartar buildup in cats can lead to infection that spreads throughout the entire body, and while it is inarguable that it is important to pay close attention to oral health for cats, the best method of doing so is debatable.

Cat Teeth Cleaning Risks and Options

Cat Teeth CleaningHow important is it to take your cat in for cat teeth cleaning? Cats can suffer from extreme tartar buildup that, if left untreated, can lead to infection. While it is safe to say that a good cleaning is necessary to the oral health for cats over a certain age or with marked tartar buildup, it’s hard to know when to say when. Before you take your cat in for a cat teeth cleaning, look over these risks and options so that you can make a well-informed decision.

Cat Dental Chews Review

Cat Dental ChewsYou have probably seen cat dental chews in the pet food aisle of your supermarket or in a pet store and wondered if they are right for your cat. As cats are living longer these days, cat dental health has become an increasing concern. If you notice cat bad breath, your cat probably has dental disease. Examine the cat’s teeth and gums. If the teeth have brown or yellow staining near the gum line or if the gums are red and inflamed, your cat has gingivitis or worse-periodontal disease. Plaque builds up on your pet’s teeth just like it builds up on yours. If the plaque is not removed, it hardens into hard tartar. The tartar irritates the gums. Over time, your cat’s teeth may become loose and abscesses may form. The only way to remove the tartar is by scheduling a cat teeth cleaning with your veterinarian.

Top 10 Important Facts About Cat Dental Health

Cat Dental HealthBecause of the special needs in maintaining good cat dental health, I’ve compiled a top 10 list of the most important things to remember. Although their needs are similar, cats require a few different steps than dogs.

1. Attention: Close attention to the actions of your cat is vital to monitor not just oral health for cats, but also to monitor the overall health or your pet. Our pet’s actions are how they tell us what’s wrong, pay attention to them.