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Raising awareness of feline dental health issues in Las Vegas

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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.

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