Did you know that your cat vet in Marietta provides complete pet dental care, including cat teeth cleanings? We emphasize this, because good dental health is a foundation for excellent overall health for your cat. Tooth and gum problems can make it difficult for your cat to chew and get proper nutrition, cause your cat pain and lower his or her quality of life. Gum disease can also spread bacteria to the blood stream and into the vital organs, causing systemic health problems, which could shorten your cat's life. Here's what you need to know about Marietta cat dental care.
Start before your cat reaches age 2, since most cats have gum disease by age 3. If you're bringing your kitten in for preventative health care, such as vaccinations, spaying, etc., ask your vet for a dental exam (and teeth cleaning if necessary). If you have an older cat who has missed out on early dental care, it's not too late to begin.
A semi-annual dental exam and annual cleaning from our Marietta cat veterinarian is typically adequate. However, if your pet needs more frequent dental care, your cat veterinarian in Marietta GA will let you know.
Cat teeth cleaning without anesthesia doesn't allow for effective Marietta cat dental care. Cats won't tolerate dental cleaning or related procedures and could actually be injured by dental instruments if not anesthetized by our Marietta cat veterinarian.
Anesthesia is safe when properly administered by our veterinarian. Prior to using anesthesia, our cat vet in Marietta will examine your cat and may do blood tests to ensure s/he can tolerate anesthesia. Your cat's vital signs are monitored throughout the time s/he is under anesthesia in order to ensure s/he is well and comfortable throughout the dental procedure. We administer intravenous fluids during the procedure, keep your pet warm, check pulse and blood pressure and ensure s/he is breathing well.
It could be. Regular dental cleanings at your cat veterinarian in Marietta GA should improve your cat's breath. Besides bad breath, watch for these other signs that it's time to visit your cat dentist:
Your cat's mouth, gums and teeth are examined for decay, deep gum pockets, sores/ulcers, oral cancer, gingivitis, periodontal disease and more. Digital dental x-rays may be taken to view the teeth roots and problems that may be hidden below the gums. Pockets around the teeth are measured and notes are made on the dental chart. Your cat's teeth are professionally scaled above and below the gum line to remove tartar and plaque. Teeth are polished to discourage future plaque buildup. If tooth repair or extraction are necessary, these may often be done in the same visit.
Not when you consider the cost of skipping cat dental care in Marietta. Poor dental health, gum disease or infected teeth can spread bacteria to the kidneys, liver or heart. These chronic health problems can shorten your cat's life and/or require frequent vet visits, along with potentially costly medications or treatments. Neglecting pet dental care in Marietta may also cause your pet to endure unnecessary mouth pain and tooth loss.
If cat teeth cleanings haven't been on your radar, now is the time to begin essential preventative cat dental exams in Marietta. To learn more about cat dental care in Marietta GA, contact us at the Cat Care Hospital. Call 770-424-6369 today!
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I always feel that our cats are in good hands at Cat Care Hospital and that they will be getting excellent care. We love that the staff is thorough and professional but not "stuffy" :) It is apparent that every member of the staff is happy to be there and they are doing their very best for the pets and the owners. So thankful to have access to this cat-only animal care. We drive a long distance to choose this option for our pet care and it is always worth it.
We have been using Cat Care for over 10 years. I love the way they treat all of my fur kids with such caring and loving hands. My appointments are always on time with little to no waiting to see the Dr. The staff is GREAT with almost no turnover! I like that because it makes it so much more personal. They know their patients. You are not just another cat when you walk in the door. They make you feel like family.
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