By Mary Blake, Cat Care Society Volunteer
Does your cat’s bad breath knock you over? It could be a sign of a more serious dental problem. Have your kitty’s pearly whites checked out for FREE at Lakewood’s Cat Care Society during February, National Pet Dental Health Month. https://www.avma.org/Events/pethealth/Pages/February-is-National-Pet-Dental-Health-Month.aspx
You’ll get a free dental evaluation and recommendations on how to keep your cat’s mouth healthy.
According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age 3. Bad breath, drooling, and losing interest in food means your kitty may have gum disease or tooth loss. If bacteria and other inflammatory debris from the mouth enter the blood stream, your cat’s heart, kidneys and liver can be affected too.
It’s best to bring kitty to your vet one to two times a year for a complete dental exam and cleaning. Dental health is part of your cat’s overall health and good oral care can give kitty more energy and a longer life. Bring your cat to Cat Care Society during the month of February for a free dental evaluation. It’s one more step you can take to keep your best friend healthy and happy.
For more information, call (303) 237-0914 to schedule your free dental evaluation or visit http://www.catcaresociety.org. The clinic is located in the lower level of the Cat Care Society shelter and is open Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.