Cat dental care may not be a tip-of-the-tongue topic for a lot of pet parents.
Well, at Encore it is, and we’re here to tell you why it should always be on your radar.
Healthy teeth and gums are essential to a cat’s overall health and wellbeing.
Unfortunately, dental disease is an all too common condition among felines.
Just like with humans, plaque and tartar can build up on their teeth, causing gingivitis (inflammation of the gums), abscesses, and tooth decay.
With this comes pain and discomfort, as well as the real possibility of kidney and heart disease further down the line.
Oral tenderness can also seriously affect how much they’re eating, which means they may not be receiving the vital nutrients needed to stay strong and healthy.
There are plenty of preventative measures you can take to stop your feline becoming a victim of dental distress, and we will look at these later in the article.
For now though, read over the following section on what symptoms of poor oral health you need to be aware of, so you can take action if you come across any of them.