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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.

5 Important Things To Do For Cat Hairball Prevention

Cat Hairball PreventionHairballs are a normal part of life for any cat. Neither your cat nor you enjoy them though. Hairballs are just what the name implies; balls of hair that get stuck in your pet’s stomach and need to be regurgitated back out. Cat hairball prevention starts with taking the hair out of the equation. Here is a list of the 5 best ways to do so.

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.