Cat dental health is very important for your general health. Checking the condition of your teeth and gums on a regular basis is important to prevent other diseases, whose entry door is often caused by a poor oral state of the cat.
HOW TO EXAMINE A CAT’S TEETH AND GUMS
Before starting the exploration, it is important that the cat is calm and that we transmit it to him, so that he collaborates.
If you are right-handed, with your left hand, you squeeze a little the caudal area of the mouth, and with the right you open the jaw. That the cat allows us to open his mouth is also a sign that it does not hurt.
- An adult cat has 30 teeth. We will see if they are clean or damaged.
- Gums We will check if they present redness or inflammation, which could indicate that our cat has gingivitis or some other infection. A pinkish tone in the gums of the cat will indicate that they are in good condition and also, that there is no anemia.
- Difficulty opening your mouth
- Bad breath
- Red or inflamed gums
- Canker sores
- Periodontal disease
A healthy mouth is essential because all the problems inherent to oral infections is the way to enter the body and can lead to kidney diseases, heart diseases, etc.