Cats can be very self-reliant. It’s evident in the way they look after themselves – after all, they’re so great at grooming. But if cats are great at taking care of themselves, is it necessary for them to have proper oral care? Do you, as the owner, have to spend for professional cat dental care?
Let’s face it – cat dental care can be expensive, and this is the reason many owners think that the procedure isn’t that necessary and only makes a dent in their wallet. However, cats need it after all since dental diseases in felines exist. And you don’t want your precious feline friends to suffer from oral problems because they can be painful.
Here are three reasons cat dental care is necessary.
#1. Dental diseases are painful for cats.
Have you ever experienced serious gum diseases? If you did, you’ll understand how much it’ll hurt. Your cat may feel the same but the difference is that they are so great at acting as if it doesn’t bother them. But you will know that it’s too much for your kitty if you observe a change in temperament.
#2. Domestic cats are prone to tooth decay
Cats can still get tartar and plaque and are prone to tooth decay. But these problems are preventable if your cat receives routine cat dental care and checkups.
#3. Dental diseases don’t stay in the mouth
Your cat’s dental problem is not only limited to its mouth. A dental disease can also complicate other existing health conditions. It may start out as a mild gingivitis, but if left without care for too long, the effects can be as bad as reaching your cat’s bones and lungs. This then becomes much harder and more expensive to treat compared to simply having your cat’s teeth regularly checked.
Making an appointment with your vet for regular cat dental care is fairly easy. But most importantly, it helps a lot in preventing oral issues that can be detrimental to your cat’s overall health. If these dental problems are not addressed as soon as possible, your cat can suffer incredible pain brought about by infections. Worse, the oral health problems might complicate things.