FELINE DENTAL CARE
DENTAL DISEASE IN CATS
Dental disease is one of the most common medical problems that we see in our adult cats. Cats can accumulate large amounts of tartar and suffer from extensive periodontal disease, gingivitis and tooth resorption. These conditions can be very painful and can negatively effect your cats' health and well-being. Most adult cats will require anesthetized dental cleanings every 6 months to 3 years. Proper home-care can greatly extend the amount of time between dental cleanings and reduce oral pain.
The most effective home care for cats is to brush their teeth every day. If your cat does not tolerate this, we recommend feeding Hill’s T/D diet as 1/3-1/2 of their regular diet. This kibble holds together while they bite into it, which mechanically removes tartar. It also contains enzymes that help to break down tartar. We have found that this diet greatly improves cats’ oral health