Nashville Cat Clinic is Happy to Help Make Your Feline Companion's Teeth Shine
A dental exam and cleaning are important reasons to visit one of our veterinarians at Nashville Cat Clinic in Nashville. Cats do a great job of keeping themselves clean, but the teeth are one area that needs a little help. This exam is part of a cat's yearly check-up. Cleanings are recommended every year as well since plaque, tartar build-up, and abscessed teeth can lead to other health problems and decrease the quality of life for your furry friend.
What Happens During a Feline Dental Exam?
Our veterinarians at Nashville Cat Clinic will take a look at your cat's teeth during a regular exam and look for any signs of problems. During a cleaning, the cat is put under anesthesia, as this is the best way to keep the cat and all staff members safe. This also allows the veterinarian to take x-rays and see under the gum line, as this area cannot be seen by the naked eye. After the dental cleaning is done and the teeth are polished, any dental problems that are found can be addressed while the animal is under anesthesia.
Cat Dental Care at Home
The task of brushing your cat's teeth at home may not sound like fun, but it is an important way to keep your cat healthy. It is easiest to start brushing your cat's teeth when they are a kitten, so they get used to it, but it can be started with older cats too. Just take things slow and ask one of our veterinarians for tips on how to get started and the proper tools to use.
Contact Our Veterinarians for Cat Dental Care
It is also important to keep an eye on your cat's teeth and gums and be aware of any troubling or out of the ordinary behavior. If your pet is not acting normally, give us a call so that we can check in on your feline and figure out what is going on. Call Nashville Cat Clinic in Nashville at (615) 361-1844 or request an appointment online for cat dental care.