Cat Teeth Cleaning Asheville NC
Are you a cat person? We may be partial… but how could you not be a cat person! Their intelligence, independence, and love make them the purrfect companions for millions of households across the country. But as much as we adore them, and even spoil them, how often do we clean their teeth? It’s not typically at the top of our to-do’s, and it’s easy to forget just how critical oral health is for our feline friends. The professionals at Avery Creek Pet Hospital can take this often-challenging chore off your list.
Why Are Cat Teeth Cleaning Services So Important?
Cats require dental care just as much as dogs - and even people. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70 percent of cats have some type of dental disease by age 3. Without routine care, plaque and tartar build-up and can cause inflammation and infection. When the gums become infected, bacteria in the mouth can enter the bloodstream. From there, it can travel to the heart, liver, and kidneys.
Brushing your cat’s teeth daily is optimal, as is an annual (or more, depending on your cat’s age and needs) professional cleaning by your veterinarian. We know it may seem difficult, but the best time to start brushing is when your cat is a kitten. Train them to accept the toothbrush and then give them lots of praise and attention. They may even start to enjoy it because they know some cuddles are coming. If your cat is older and/or resistant to brushing or you need some help getting started, let us know. We know every trick in the book.
Avery Creek Pet Hospital is also happy to provide routine dental cleanings to ensure your cat’s teeth remain in optimal condition. Dental disease can cause significant health issues throughout your pet’s body, cause pain, and limit their ability to eat sufficient amounts of nutrients.
Cleaning your cat’s teeth is just as important as getting them vaccinations, feeding them quality nutrition, and giving them love. Contact us today for a thorough cleaning - and some tips!