May 2010 Issue

Dental Disease: All Too Common

Veterinarians now recommend check-ups for your cat twice a year to avoid painful disorders of the mouth.

It may surprise you to learn that dental disease is the most common disease in cats. In fact, approximately 50 percent of all cats show signs of gum and teeth problems by the time they reach adulthood. What can you do to prevent it from happening to your cat? Types of Dental Disease. Periodontal disease which includes gingivitis and periodontitis is a serious condition that, when left untreated, can lead to tooth loss and may even cause damage to vital organs because bacteria from the mouth can circulate through the bloodstream.

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