Dental Disease

One of the biggest health concerns in feline medicine is dental health. It affects not only their oral health and comfort, but also their overall wellbeing. Cat mouths simply don’t get the attention that dog mouths do due to their size and the nature of cats. For instance, a dog will relax with his owner, often with his mouth wide open and tongue hanging out. This makes his teeth more visible and his breath more noticeable. Sightings inside a cat’s mouth are few and far between. Because many cats aren’t seeing a veterinarian as often as they should, undetected dental disease can progress and begin to affect overall health. If left untreated, dental disease can have devastating effects on your pet’s health and quality of life. Neglecting your pet’s teeth and gums can cause chronic organ damage and pain issues. The American Veterinary Medical Association reports 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats have some kind of oral disease by the age of 3. February is National Pet Dental Health Month, so now is the perfect time to call your veterinarian and schedule a dental check-up for your furry family members. AMC will be extending a 15% discount on all dental cleanings through the end of February.