The right dental care for cats
The right dental care for cats (similar to the dog's) frowned upon. The accusation of humanization quickly arises.
But any cat owner or lover who has had the opportunity to look at their cat's teeth knows that their teeth are as susceptible to bacteria as any other teeth.
By the way, the general state of health of a cat can also be recognized and derived from a cat very well.
Our blog post explains how you can recognize dental problems in your cat and how to take care of your teeth without any problems.
How do you recognize dental problems in a cat?
On average, every fourth cat suffers from dental problems or at least has impaired mouth. In most cases, first signs are tartar and plaque.
The development of plaque does not differ much from that of humans. Food residues that have settled between the teeth lead to plaque. These harden, which in turn favors inflammation.
Inflammation leads to loose teeth and misaligned teeth. You are partly responsible for the loss of function of the entire dentition.
Kidney damage and heart disease, caused by inflamed teeth, are not uncommon in cats.
Have you ever noticed bad breath, increased salivation, bloody saliva or constant drooling in your cat? Signs of this type can be the first symptoms that indicate inflammation of the gums.
The brown discoloration of teeth and solid plaque, especially on the molars, accompanied by reddened gums can also indicate a massive dental disease
Cat tooth decay as a special form of dental disease
In addition to ordinary tooth decay, cats have a special form of tooth decay. This special form is called cat caries and is also known as FORL (feline odontoclastic resorptive lesion).
Cat tooth decay is particularly uncomfortable for your cat. FORL is really common. It is believed that around 40% of all cats suffer from tooth decay. The disease causes massive tooth problems. A malfunction in the organism is responsible for this. The tooth substance, starting from the tooth neck and root, actually dissolves.
Splintering teeth, sharp-edged and brittle cause further injuries in the mouth.
These can inflame painfully. Cat tooth decay is not an illness caused by bacteria, but an autoimmune illness.
Dental care for cats
You should start dental care for your cat(s) as early as possible. The recommended start is the kitten time, when the little tigers nibble on everything that comes in their way with their little teeth. Plaque can be removed mechanically using hard chunks of food. A gum massage can also strengthen the teeth.
For long-lasting dental care, veterinary dentists recommend care with special products.
Dental care with our emmi®-pet ultrasonic toothbrush is uncomplicated, quiet and vibration-free. You can easily get your kitten used to regular dental care.
Dental care with the brush is essential whenever special dental problems have been identified by the veterinarian. Misalignments in the jaw or if dry food is refused, you should also practice dental care regularly. Although the formation of tartar can never be completely ruled out, it can be significantly reduced by regular dental care.