November 26, 2010 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Diseases
Just like that of other mammals, cats also do require dental care. The teeth have the same makeup although the shape may be different. Incisors, canines and premolars are the deciduous teeth. Cats may require 5-6 months to get permanant teeth.
Cat dental care includes proper maintenence of teeth, which includes a daily two minute brushing at home.You should use cat toothpaste that lacks fluoride. Dental diets, water additives and oral rinses are other ways to have a healthy teeth for your pet cat.
The common dental problems of cat includes Tartar, plaque, tooth decay and difficulty in chewing. Swelling in the cheek, eating sparsely, drooling, chattering, bad breath are the signs of dental problem.
If your cat is suffering from periodontal disease, it may require tooth extraction or severe antibiotic treatment from a renowned vet. Painful abscess and tooth loss are the sequel of periodontal disease.
As prevention is better than cure, try to brush your cat daily using cat toothpaste.