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Cat Dental Care

What is involved in a dental cleaning procedure?

Cats do not happily sit still while we attempt to clean their teeth above and below the gum line, so kitties are anesthetized during the dental prophy. During the cleaning, the entire mouth is inspected for gingivitis, gum recession, loose and damaged teeth etc, so that the veterinarian can make an educated decision about any other treatment which the patient may need. The teeth are then polished at the end of the procedure.

What are signs of dental problems in cats?

Similar to dogs, the first sign that owners will often notice is foul smelling breath when the pet is close by. Difficulty or sensitivity eating, followed by more severe symptoms such as weight loss may then follow.

What is feline tooth resorption?

This is a condition which affects many cats. In basic terms, holes form in the enamel of the tooth, often where it meets the gum line. It progressively creates weakening and sensitivity of the tooth, and the process cannot be stopped or reversed. Affected teeth need to be removed.

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Nutrition and Weight Focus

August and September at Clappison Animal Hospital we are helping our clients with Nutrition and Weight Loss for your pets.If you would like to have a free consultation with a Registered Veterinary Technician to help you with your pet’s nutritional needs please call us at 905-689-8005 and we will be happy to help you.In the meantime, here are some tips for getting your furry friend's nutrition and weight on track!Christine Attridge-Hardy

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