Dental, Teeth, Bite and Mouth

Articles about your cat's teeth, bite, mouth and dental issues

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  • * Bad Breath In Cats
    Bad breath is often more than just a simple nuisance. If your cat's breath smells abnormally strong or changes for the worse, it may spell the beginnings of a more serious health issue.
    August 2018

  • * Brushing Your Cat's Teeth
    Instructions on how to brush your cat's teeth including a photo essay.
    November 2014

  • * Cleft Palate in a Newborn Kitten
    The most common birth defect in cats is a cleft palate. There are some things you can do to reduce your chances of producing a kitten with this problem.
    February 2021

  • * Clipping Teeth
    Occasionally as a kitten grows, its jaw will go 'off' ... and its bite will be crooked. While this often corrects with time, the kitten's baby canine teeth can prevent or interfere with the re-alignment process. There is an answer to the problem - clipping the canines.
    August 2019

  • * Degrees of Cleft Palate
    Cleft palate is a birth defect that occurs in all breeds of cats. Sometimes it is a minor problem and sometimes it is severe. Photos of newborn kittens show you exactly what to look for.
    February 2021

  • * Dental Disease
    The majority of cats over five years of age have some form of dental disease, ranging from mild gingivitis to painful tooth abscesses and resorptive lesions. This article gives a general overview of the signs of dental disease and recommended treatments...
    January 2009

  • * Drooling
    There are a variety of reasons why your cat might begin to drool excessively - and some are very serious if left untreated. Learn how to tell if your cat's drooling is serious or not.
    December 2014

  • * Feline Odontoclastic Resorptive Lesions
    A cats doesn't develop cavities in same way that a person does... but when it does get a toothache, it's a bad one!
    September 2019

  • * Gingivitis
    Gingivitis, an inflammation of the gums caused by bacteria, plaque and tartar, is a common dental disease in cats. Unless treated promptly, gingivitis can become a serious problem for your kitty.
    March 2016

  • * Removing a Retained Baby Tooth
    Occasionally a kitten's baby tooth may not fall out when the permanent tooth comes in. To avoid ruining your kitten's bite, you may need practice some feline dentistry.
    April 2020

  • * Stomatitis In The Cat
    Feline stomatitis is a severe, painful inflammation of a catís mouth and gums that can affect cats of any age or breed. Learn how to recognize and treat this serious dental issue.
    February 2018

  • Twelve Facts About Your Cat's Teeth
    Did you know that a cat's canine teeth sit in beds of sensitive tissue that let the cat feel what it is gripping?
    October 2017

  • Warning: Viral Swab Testing
    If your cat needs to have a culture done of its throat, some precautions are necessary.
    February 2002



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