Tooth and gum disease is common in cats and tends to be very painful. Most cats will continue to eat even if they are in pain so it’s important to keep an eye out for early signs of a problem.
If a dental problem is left without treatment it can become much more serious and cause problems such as kidney disease or heart disease.
Our pet cats rely on us to help them look after their teeth. As well as checking your cat at home they should have their mouth checked by your vet at least once a year (usually at their booster vaccination). Tooth brushing, tooth gels and special diets all help to keep their mouth healthy.
Book an appointment with your vet if you notice any problems with your cat’s mouth.