Bayside Veterinary Hospital

(619) 225-8000

University Pet Hospital

(619) 463-9861

Cat Dental Care

Our feline companions may be known for their meticulous grooming habits, but often their dental health gets overlooked. Dental disease is a common problem in cats, affecting a significant portion of the feline population. Here at Our Pet Vets, serving pet owners in San Diego and La Mesa, CA, we are dedicated to promoting good cat dental hygiene and preventing dental disease in our furry friends.

Cat Dental

Understanding Cat Dental Disease

Just like humans, cats are susceptible to a buildup of plaque and tartar on their teeth. This buildup can irritate the gums, leading to gingivitis (inflammation of the gums). Left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontal disease, a serious condition that affects the tissues supporting the teeth. Periodontal disease can cause pain, discomfort, and even tooth loss.

Signs of Dental Disease in Cats

Cats are stoic creatures and may not always show outward signs of discomfort. However, some signs that your cat might be suffering from dental disease include:

•           Bad breath

•           Difficulty eating or chewing

•           Drooling

•           Red, swollen gums

•           Pawing at the mouth

•           Weight loss

The Importance of Cat Dental Care

Regular dental care is crucial for maintaining your cat's overall health and well-being. Here at Our Pet Vets, we recommend scheduling a comprehensive wellness exam for your cat at least once a year. During this exam, a veterinarian near you will assess your cat's dental health, looking for signs of plaque, tartar buildup, or gum disease.

Cat Dental Hygiene at Home

While professional dental cleanings are essential, there are steps you can take at home to promote good cat dental hygiene:

•           Brushing: Regular brushing with a cat-specific toothpaste can help remove plaque and tartar buildup. Start slowly and acclimate your cat to the routine.

•           Dental Treats: Dental treats designed for cats can help remove plaque and freshen breath.

•           Diet: A healthy diet can contribute to good oral health.

Schedule Your Cat's Dental Checkup Today

Keeping your cat's teeth clean and healthy is an important part of responsible pet ownership. If you're concerned about your cat's dental health, or it's time for their annual checkup, contact Our Pet Vets today! We offer comprehensive veterinary services for cats, including dental examinations, cleanings, and treatment for dental disease. Call Our Pet Vets at (619) 225-8000 to schedule an appointment and ensure your feline friend maintains a healthy smile for years to come.

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Office Hours

University Pet Hospital

Monday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
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Bayside Veterinary Hospital

Monday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday
Closed