Watch our short video on how to check and clean your cat’s teeth safely, including top tips from our Registered Veterinary Nurses (RVNs) and cat owners, Emily & Sarah.
It’s important to check your cat’s mouth and teeth at home regularly for signs of gum disease. The most common and obvious signs of gum disease are bad breath (this is not normal), red inflamed gums, a build-up of yellow/brown tartar on the teeth, and cat’s can also suffer from broken teeth, all of which can affect how comfortably they are able to eat.
Untreated gum disease can lead to more serious health issues affecting the kidneys, liver, heart and more.
If you need further help or advice on how to check and clean your cat’s teeth, or any other pet healthcare issues, you can get in touch with the Clent Hills Vets team by calling 01527 889810 or by visiting: clenthillsvets.co.uk/
- Be careful when looking at your cat’s mouth in case they try to scratch or bite you
- If you are going to clean your cat’s teeth, only ever use a cat-friendly toothpaste as human toothpaste can contain toxic ingredients for cats.
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