Just as with humans, tooth decay, plaque, infections, and dental diseases are consequences of bad hygiene. Cats are prone to gingivitis, periodontitis, or tooth resorption.
So, you’ve decided to care for your cat’s teeth but do not have the time (or patience) to brush their teeth every three days.
These simple methods can help your cat remain healthy and somewhat fresh.
You can also use water additives, oral gels, or sprays that will help kill bacteria before it becomes plaque and calcifies into tartar.
- A fresh-smelling water additive will help relieve bad breath. It may not remove all of the plaque on your cat’s teeth, so you’ll have to use it in tandem with toys or treats.
Dental medications are also a pretty handy thing to have around. It is beneficial to have a supplementary anti-inflammatory product if your cat shows signs of gum disease.
- While prevention is always better than cure, early signs of gingivitis will irritate your cat and should be treated before it gets out of hand.
While there are many ways for us to ensure that our cats are happy and healthy, a regular check-up will prove that you are on the right track.
- In the same way, you would worry about intestinal health, ticks, fleas, and the like; your regular veterinarian should also check on your cat’s teeth.