Virtual care is becoming an important facet of the future of veterinary care that is predicted to stay even after the pandemic. With virtual veterinary care, you can get sound advice from trusted veterinary professionals without leaving your home and stressing out your cat. Learn about veterinary telehealth and telemedicine in this blog.
Did you know that dental disease is the #1 condition affecting cats? 70% of cats have developed some form of dental disease by the time they are 3 years old. I don’t want to scare you, but periodontal disease affects up to 80% of ALL adult cats. Gum disease affects 70% of all cats. Tooth resorption affects up to 60% of all cats, and over 70% of cats over the age of five. These statistics are appalling, made even worse by the fact that our cats can’t talk, and thus suffer until it’s too late.
Tooth resorption – also known as feline odontoclastic resorptive lesion (FORL) – is a dental disease characterized by progressive erosion of dentin and tooth destruction. This is a common feline dental disease affecting between 20 and 60% of all cats. Here is what you, as a cat parent, need to know about this commonly underdiagnosed dental health concern.
Dental disease can be painful, expensive, and even life-threatening. Since cats don’t brush their teeth everyday like we do, many of them will develop dental disease as early as when they are just 3 years old!