In our homes this is a huge disadvantage. We don't often look in our cats' mouths so we don't realise that they are hiding holes in their teeth, loose teeth, tartar or gum disease.
Canberra Cat Vet has a dental health program to catch dental disease in the early stages. Dental disease prevention in cats is a high priority for us because cats rarely show us the full extent of the pain and discomfort they suffer because of tartar on their teeth and gum disease. It is only after we have treated the dental disease and our cats return to their playful, happy former selves that we realise how much pain they were in.
Cats enrolled in the dental program receive:
- A free dental check up every 6 months
- Advice on minimising plaque and tartar buildup
- A discounted scale and polish if we find your cat has early stage dental disease