Thursday, February 25, 2010
Brush, Brush, Brush -Did you know that 68% of cats over the age of 3 have periodontal disease?The disease is most prevelant in Siamese (I have 2 and one was adopted at the age of 20 and toothless), Persian & Himalayan. Periodontal disease has been associated with changes in a pet's kidneys, liver & cardiac functions. Unhealthy teeth in your cat can lead to an unhealthy cat. It is highly recommended by Veterinarians to clean your cat's teeth daily at home and have a dental check-up & cleaning yearly. My experience is that some cats do not take kindly to the toothbrush so cleaning your cat's teeth and gums with a warm, wet cloth can also make a difference to your cat's dental health. I recommend you speak to your vet.