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.

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
  • discounted scale and polish if we find your cat has early stage dental disease


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