Small Animal

Dental Care in cats

Preventative dental care in cats all about removing the bacterial plaque from the teeth before it can be converted into tartar, which then starts affecting the gum line. The natural way for this to happen is by chewing through their prey - skin, bone and all - so cats that eat what they hunt don't tend to get as many teeth problems (they do, however, get worms!).

Tooth brushing can be done in cats, as with dogs, but the majority of cats will not tolerate this. Also cats do not naturally chew on things to help keep their teeth clean.

The most effective thing that can be done to help most cats is provide a diet which has been designed to reduce dental tartar as part or all of their daily ration. Speak to one of our nurses about the diets available.