Cat Dental Care at Maple Grove Pet Hospital

Just like humans, cats need regular dental care to prevent disease and ensure overall health and well-being.

Why Dental Care is Crucial for Your Cat

Dental health is an essential aspect of your cat’s overall well-being. Poor oral hygiene can lead to various issues, including plaque buildup, gum disease, tooth loss, and can even affect your cat’s internal organs. Regular dental care, both at home and professionally, helps in early detection and prevention of oral diseases, helpiing your cat to lead a healthier life.

At-Home Dental Care for Your Cat

At-home dental care is a vital step in maintaining your cat’s oral health. Brushing your cat’s teeth regularly is your first step in keeping dental diseases at bay. Remember, it’s important to use feline-specific toothpaste, as human toothpaste can be harmful to your pet. Cat toothpastes come in feline-friendly flavors like poultry or seafood, making the experience more enjoyable for your cat. Our team at Maple Grove Pet Hospital can recommend the best products and demonstrate proper brushing techniques to make at-home dental care a smooth process for you and your cat.

The Need for Professional Dental Cleanings

Despite your best efforts at home, there’s more to keeping your cat’s mouth healthy. Professional dental cleanings go a step further in ensuring your cat’s oral health. Our team uses specialized equipment and techniques to remove tartar and plaque build-up, as well as perform thorough examinations of your cat’s teeth, gums, and mouth. This helps in detecting any issues early on and addressing them before they become serious problems. These cleanings allow us to thoroughly check your cat’s mouth for any signs of dental issues and perform a deep cleaning that cannot be achieved at home.

We generally recommend scheduling a professional dental cleaning for your cat once a year. This routine care is key to preventing serious dental diseases and ensuring your cat’s long-term health and comfort.

Signs Your Cat May Need Dental Care

It’s important to pay attention to signs from your cat that they may need dental care. Since cats are instinctively good at hiding pain, watch out for any changes in their behavior or daily routines.

Some common signs that your cat may need dental care include the following:

  • Bad breath
  • Difficulty eating or chewing
  • Drooling
  • Pawing at the mouth

If you notice any of these signs, please book an appointment with our team right away.

Schedule Your Cat’s Dental Appointment Today

Don’t wait for dental problems to arise. Be proactive in your cat’s dental health by scheduling a professional dental cleaning with us. Our experienced veterinary team at Maple Grove Pet Hospital is here to provide the best dental care for your beloved feline.

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