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Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital

7871 Stave Lake St E130

Mission, BC V2V 0B5

(604) 286-0160

Dental Hygeine for Cats

Cats, like people, need quality dental care. Some pet owners, however, might neglect their feline’s oral health. At Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital, serving Mission, BC, and Maple Ridge BC, we make dental hygiene a part of our wellness program to help ensure your cat or kitten gets the oral care services she needs to maintain strong, healthy teeth. Through routine dental exams and cleanings, a veterinarian on our team can help prevent problems with plaque buildup, bleeding gums, and periodontal disease.

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What Should I Know about Dental Hygiene for Cats?

Good dental hygiene for your kitten or cat can start at home. Your commitment to meet your kitty’s dental needs will help preserve and protect his teeth. Here are a few ways you can help your kit get good dental care.

Have your cat eat a nutritious diet that supports dental health. Your veterinarian near you can recommend cat or kitten foods, treats, and supplements that can help keep your pet’s teeth healthy and strong.

Establish a routine for brushing your cat’s teeth at home. Use a soft bristle brush and cat toothpaste to clean your feline’s teeth. It may be best to start this routine at an early age, so your kit can become accustomed to brushing as he grows older. Brushing regularly helps minimize plaque and tartar buildup and protects your pet’s teeth from dental disease.

Monitor your pet's oral health and report symptoms like foul breath, bleeding gums, gum or facial swelling, etc. to your vet. Early detection and treatment of dental issues can help save your cat's teeth!

Schedule annual dental checkups and cleanings to help your cat maintain good oral health.

Professional Dental Care

Our animal hospital offers oral care services for cats in the form of annual checkups and cleanings. We’ll inspect your cat’s teeth and gums for signs of infection, tooth damage, or gum disease. We’ll take x-rays to check bone health beneath the gum line. We’ll then clean your cat’s teeth to help eliminate plaque and tartar that can cause gum disease. These services are done under anesthesia, so we can do a thorough job without causing harm or pain to your feline friend. 

Get Pet Dental Care from a Veterinarian Near You at Our Animal Hospital for You Car or Kitten

To schedule feline dental services at our animal hospital, contact us at Stave Lake Veterinary Hospital, serving residents in Mission, BC, and Maple Ridge, BC, at 604-286-0160. Call us for pet dental care from a veterinarian near you at our animal hospital for your cat or kitten.