Cats, Nutrition, and Periodontal Disease

By July 3, 2020 September 3rd, 2020 Dental

Periodontal Disease

Best way to prevent the most common Periodontal disease that affecting cats of all age groups is daily dental home care. Periodontal diseases can affect the major organs, causing or exacerbating organ system diseases and can cause oral lesions.  It is important to add in effective- based dental food to provide appropriate daily plaque control. 

There are few key steps to promote oral health in cats;

  1. Reduce and control Plaque. Plaque is the root cause of periodontal disease in cats.
  2. Match plaque control techniques to the needs of the individual cat.
  3. Feed a nutrient profile with an appropriate texture to contribute to oral health.
  4. Stay ahead of plaque accumulation and schedule professional periodontal therapy as recommended by your veterinarian.

The importance of daily dental home care cannot be overemphasized. If you are having trouble with dental home care, your veterinary health care team is ready to help.We can help build your skills by showing you how to remove plaque by either using a child toothbrush or a piece of surgical gauze wrapped around your finger.It is important not to use human toothpaste to brush your cat’s teeth at home. You need to use toothpaste specifically formulated for cats and dogs.

 

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