Dental Health

A healthy mouth equals a happy, healthy cat. In nature cats hide pain so that predators and rivals cannot better them. The signs of dental disease are often subtle.

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.

Cat's teeth are prone to decay at the gumline. Rough teeth gather plaque and tartar which rub against the gums and cause inflammation and infection, resulting in loose teeth.

Cat owners are often surprised when we recommend dental work for their cats. They are even more surprised - and delighted! - at how happy and playful their cats are after bad teeth are removed and the remainder scaled and polished.

Keep your cats' teeth healthy by giving them meat strips, bones like chicken necks, Greenies or a special dental health diet like Hill's t/d to chew on.
Our dental and oral health care services at Canberra Cat Vet strongly prioritise the prevention, comprehensive assessment, and treatment of feline dental disease.
Cats rarely show us the full extent of oral pain and discomfort they endure when it comes to the condition of their teeth and gums. This is in part due to their natural preservation instincts and behaviours. Often we see a drastic improvement in their behaviour and wellbeing after addressing dental disease, and we love hearing that our patients have returned to their former playful, comfortable and happy selves.
Our dental and oral health care services include:
  • A dental check included in every health consultation
  • Advice on minimising plaque and tartar buildup
  • Free dental checkups with our senior nurse team upon request
  • A reduced price scale and polish dental procedure for those furry felines with early stage dental disease


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