Professional Veterinary Services In Barnard Castle
| Homepage | Contact Us | Who We Are |
Free Newsletter
Feel Free To Add Your E-mail Address For Our Newsletter

Information & Services > Small Animals > Does my cat have toothache?

Does my cat have toothache?

Does my cat have toothache?
Does my cat have toothache?
Pages In This Category
» Early Retirement - and how to avoid it!
» Ouch ! Arthritis: Is your pet affected ?
» Does My Pet Have Ear Problems?
» Fleas: Keeping One Jump Ahead
» What should I do if I find a lump on my pet?
» Microchip your pet against loss
» Does my pet have worms?
» Radiography - not just for broken bones!
» Plan now for summer holidays!
» Does my cat have toothache?
» Feline Leukaemia Virus
» Kennel Cough - Is your dog vaccinated?
» Eye-Testing Clinic
» Keeping your Guinea Pig fit and well
» Rabbiting On: General Care of your Rabbit
» Rabbiting on : dental disease
» Links To Other Websites
Did you know that pets, unlike their owners, frequently suffer from dental problems without showing any obvious outward signs of pain?

Dental disease can occur at any age and recent surveys have shown that as many as 70% of cats and 80% of dogs over three years of age need some form of dental treatment.

A common problem for pets and humans is gum disease. Plaque is the name given to a film of bacteria which is constantly forming on the surface of all teeth. If allowed to accumulate, it will inflame the gums - a condition called gingivitis. If left untreated, gingivitis frequently develops into periodontitis, a painful condition involving destruction of bone and tooth supporting structures and eventual tooth loss.

Cats may also suffer from one or more tooth resorptive lesions usually found at or below gum level. Here the tooth is progressively destroyed, leading to exposure of the nerve running down the centre of the tooth. These are generally extremely painful lesions, although cats will frequently show no obvious outward signs of toothache. Regular dental examinations are of great help in identifying dental disease before it becomes too serious - please ask us for further information on dental care for your pet!

Copyright ©2005 Castle Vets.
All Rights Reserved.