Dental care is a crucial part of your cat’s overall health.

Learn how to keep your cat’s purrr-ly whites clean and healthy.

Oral disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem for cats. Without proper preventive or home care, plaque and tartar can build up, which may cause oral infections, bad breath, infected gum tissues (gingivitis), or even bone loss (periodontitis).

Sixty percent of dental disease is hidden below the gum line, and can only be found with x-rays. Brush your cat’s teeth regularly and check with your veterinarian about screenings, cleanings, and products available to help keep those pearly whites clean.

Periodontal disease affects the tissue and structures supporting the teeth. It causes red, swollen, and tender gums, receding gums, bleeding, pain, bad breath, and, if left untreated, can lead to tooth loss. The heart, liver, and kidneys may also be affected, which can lead to other serious health problems.

Talk to your veterinarian about feline friend’s dental health.

Did You Know?

It’s not normal for your pet to have bad breath—it can be a sign of serious dental or gum issues.