Many cats suffer from gum inflammation at least once in their lives. Gingivitis is often a harrowing disease for the cat, even if our furry friends can hide it very well. Let's find out together about gingivitis in cats, understand the symptoms, the causes, and above all, the remedies.
Basepaws Cat “Baby” was always a happy and healthy kitty. When the Basepaws Dental Health Test discovered that he was at medium risk for several feline dental conditions, Baby’s parents took him to the veterinarian, who uncovered a health issue that saved Baby’s life. We interviewed Corinne, Baby's guardian, and this is their story.
Did you know that 8 out of 10 cats over the age of 3 suffer from dental disease? One of the most common dental problems in cats is dental plaque, which if left untreated, can mineralize into tartar, leading to periodontal disease. To help prevent your cat's dental issues from escalation, here is what you should know about the causes, symptoms, and progression of periodontal disease.
Is your cat's breath … offensive? If your answer is yes, then you might be dealing with a bigger issue than just poor oral hygiene. As a matter of fact, dental disease is extremely common in cats and bad breath can often be one of the first indicators of various health concerns. Here are some of the most common causes of unpleasant breath in cats – scientifically referred to as halitosis.
As many cat parents have told us this month, we know tooth brushing can be a very challenging exercise to do regularly with your cats. Some cats simply do not like their face being handled, let alone having a toothbrush with toothpaste put inside their mouth. If you’re lucky, your cat may be curious enough and let you brush some of their canines, but it is nearly impossible to get access to those molars at the back of their mouth for enough time to make a difference and remove the plaque buildup.