Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Pets
  3. Cats

Raising awareness of feline dental health issues in Las Vegas

See also

February is National Pet Dental Health Month. In honor of this occasion, All About Cats Veterinary Hospital in Las Vegas is raising awareness about the dangers of feline dental health problems by encouraging cat owners to proactively schedule dental check-ups for their cats.

According to the American Veterinary Dental Society, dental disease is one of the leading causes of health concerns in cats The organization reports that 70% of cats show signs of dental disease by age three, and 85% of all adult pets have periodontal disease.

"Most cats are suffering with mouth pain in silence," said Dr. Terri Koppe, founder of All About Cats Veterinary Hospital. "Cat owners simply do not realize the disease and pain that is hiding in their cat's mouth that may be affecting their cat's daily life."

Dental disease can also lead to many other health concerns if left untreated. The harmful bacteria in the cat's mouth can enter the bloodstream and have debilitating effects on the rest of the body, including the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys.

"Bacterial infections in the mouth can be very serious," said Dr. Koppe. "We commonly see urinary tract infections in cats that are thought to be secondary to the infection in the cat's mouth."

In order to encourage better feline dental care, for a limited time Dr. Koppe is offering cat owners a special discount on dental cleanings and a complimentary bag of Feline Greenies Dental Treats.

The dental cleaning and evaluation procedure of the cat’s mouth, teeth and gums is performed under anesthesia. Anesthesia allows the veterinarian to thoroughly examine the teeth and gums, X-ray all the teeth, remove dental tartar and plaque using the ultrasonic scaler, and polish the cat's teeth. Patients are able to go home the same day.

All About Cats Veterinary Hospital is an exclusive cats-only hospital dedicated to helping felines live healthy lives through medical, dental and surgical veterinary care. To learn more about the veterinary hospital or to schedule a dental checkup, visit the hospital website.

Subscribe above to be alerted when more articles are published; your email address will not be shared.

Email info@GeminiUniversal.com if you have comments or a story you would like me to share. I currently write as NJ Animal Rescue Examiner, National Cats Examiner, National Pet Health Examiner, and National General Pets Examiner. Follow me on Twitter and visit us on Facebook for news and updates.

Advertisement

Life

  • Johnny Manziel
    Should Johnny Manziel apologize for his hard partying over the offseason?
    Today's Buzz
  • Crop circles
    Similar crop circles appeared in Germany and England within days of each other
    Camera
    19 Photos
  • Advanced placement
    The AP program is gaining traction as a key component in college admissions
    Camera
    5 Photos
  • Beach hats
    Beat the heat with the best summer beach hats for women
    Camera
    Beach Hats
  • Expectations for ministry
    Pastor preaches to newly ordained ministers about expectations for ministry
    Camera
    6 Photos
  • Medical symptoms
    See which symptoms should cause you to seek a doctor’s attention right away
    Camera
    6 Photos

Related Videos:

  • Enishi reading Hiss and Tell By Pam Johnson-Bennett
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/lFN1wI4NvLc?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Grumpy Cat & Friends reunite in video
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/GT1oCrqfmC8?VQ=HD720&amp;allowfullscreen=true&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Pets hot weather and automobiles
    <div class="video-info" data-id="518246564" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=518246564&autoStart=true"></div>