Unlike humans, dogs and cats don’t get cavities very often. However, they are very prone to gum disease and tartar build-up. Excessive tartar build-up can cause periodontal disease, which can result in smelly breath, painful infection, loose or lost teeth, and bone loss. As periodontal disease advances, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream and cause infection in the heart, liver, or kidneys. It is estimated that 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats over the age of three suffer from periodontal disease.
Having your cat's teeth cleaned at the Vets is expensive and requires the cat to be anesthetized which can also cause health problems.
There are products available that can significantly reduce tarter and plaque buildup. Below you can see three of the products we carry and links to their websites for more information. Come by our store and we would be happy to discuss the options with you!
Your Cat's Dental Health
BONES – NATURE’S TOOTHBRUSH
One of the most effective ways to keep your cat’s teeth clean is by providing raw chicken necks. Chewing on raw bones can significantly reduce the need for professional teeth cleaning. We carry a large selection.
Nature’s Dentist, dental care supplement for cats and dogs, is uniquely formulated with a combination of synergistic ingredients that help remove plaque and reduce bacteria that cause bad breath, without destroying digestive flora, staining teeth or presenting a bitter, unacceptable taste. Nature’s Dentist can be introduced to your pet at any age, working as a proactive prevention or in reaction to the signs of gingivitis or periodontal diseases.
Please Ask Us!
We carry many other products to help with your cats’s dental health, please speak with our sales associates to determine which product will be right for your cat!