Common Dental Issues in Cats
Studies show that over 70% of cats will suffer from dental disease by the age of three. While some dental issues stem from genetics, the majority of dental issues in cats can be avoided with proper care. In this guide we will discuss how to combat and prevent dental issues in cats.
HERE ARE SOME OF THE COMMON DENTAL ISSUES WITH LINKS ON HOW TO HELP.
Other common dental issues in cats:
General Dental Health
If your cat has already experienced a dental issue, you know how important it is to do what you can to keep the mouth healthy moving forward. Being proactive with your cat’s dental health is important to avoid future health issues.
Periodontal disease causes serious pain, and can also result in abscesses, infections, tooth loss, and bone loss. Factors contributing to periodontitis include age, diet, breed, genetics and dental care.
Stomatitis in cats is progressive and very painful. Symptoms include bad breath, loss of appetite, very inflamed gums and excessive drooling. A full tooth extraction is typically the recommendation for severe stomatitis, however, if done incorrectly it will not resolve the ailment. There are ways to combat the inflammation and help manage this properly through diet and natural remedies.