Cats can be persnickety about nearly everything, and it’s unlikely that any cat owner has many sanctioned opportunities to get their hands on their cat’s teeth. That isn’t a good thing. The American Veterinary Dental Society reports that about 70 percent of cats show signs of oral disease by the time they’re three years old. In fact, dental disease is the most common health problem among pets.
Just as with humans, oral health problems can lead to cardiovascular issues, which means your cat could experience heart disease. Kidney disease is also a side effect of poor oral health for your cat, and bad teeth and gums simply decrease your pet’s quality of life, impacting their comfort level and ability to eat. Read more