Those Pearly Whites: All About Cat Dental Care

Cat dental care keeps your cat healthy

Cats are living longer now than they did 20 years ago, thanks to indoor living, better nutrition, and improved veterinary and home care. They are also considered to be fiercely independent, and we love that about them, but that may make it easier to overlook their health needs, including dental care.

By the time cats are 4 years of age, 85% of them have some form of dental disease. Not only that, but cats are susceptible to several dental problems specific to felines. So it pays to pay attention to this area, to help keep our cats comfortable and give them a healthier and happier life. Let Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital show you how to provide the best cat dental care for your feline friend.

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Dental Care for Pets

Dental care and dental health are as important for veterinary patients as for their human families. Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital provides comprehensive dental treatment tailored to the needs of each patient. Our licensed veterinary technicians and veterinarians are experienced in the diagnosis and management of oral diseases of cats and dogs.

pet dental disease

A dog with early periodontal disease characterized by tan tartar deposition on the teeth and slight redness of the gum line. This is an indication for dental cleaning.

The American Veterinary Dental College reports that the majority of cats and dogs will begin to develop periodontal disease by the age of three. Periodontal disease is a destructive inflammatory condition affecting both teeth and the surrounding gums.  Because diet and husbandry do not seem to significantly influence this occurrence, early recognition and appropriate treatment are our best tools to prevent progression of this disease and serious problems such as oral pain, tooth loss, and difficulty eating.  Studies in dogs have shown that periodontal disease is associated with microscopic changes in the heart, liver, and kidneys.

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Those Baby Years: Tips to Help You Deal with a Teething Puppy 

Ah, the sweet steps of a newborn puppy! They certainly steal our hearts. As they develop, and they do so rapidly, there are behaviors that are required for their development, such as learning to potty outside, play fighting to ensure their place in the pack, and chewing on everything to strengthen their new teeth (and that means everything).

A teething puppy can indeed be a terror, but your friends at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital is here to help you cope with this necessary transition.

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Something To Celebrate: Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital’s Top 5 Blogs of 2019

As the holiday season is wrapping up, most of us tend to become reflective about the year past. It’s natural to think back about the celebrations, the joys, and also the challenges and new changes that inevitably come with the passing of time. 

As we reflect back on the year here at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital we can’t help but be grateful for you, our clients and friends. We’re also looking back at our pet blog and hope that you have found useful, fun, and interesting content there. If you missed some of it, we are celebrating by sharing our top 5 pet care blogs of 2019, here. 

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