While it is possible to brush a cat's teeth, most cats do not have their teeth brushed daily like we do! Over time they end up with a lot of tartar building up on the tooth surfaces, hardening to form firm yellow layers that are unsightly and very smelly. This leads to gum inflammation, pain, infection and reluctance to eat. Cats often injure or break their teeth as well.
Prevention of Dental Disease
We offer professional advice on the best ways to tackle these problems in your pet, so do not hesitate to call us and talk through your cat's specific needs. We stock dental diets that have been scientifically proven to help reduce both plaque and tartar levels in cats.
The optimal way to control tartar would be to brush your pet’s teeth like your own, so if you have the patience for this we also stock pet toothpaste (which is flavoured to appeal to cats and is safe for them to swallow) and special toothbrushes to make the job easier.
Treatment of Dental Disease
Often pets’ teeth get beyond the point where dental chews or brushing will help; at this stage we recommend a professional cleaning. Cats need to be anaesthetised for this procedure. The procedure involves scaling and polishing their teeth, checking the health of each individual tooth and removing any broken or rotten teeth.