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The Importance of Dental Health for Cats

The Importance of Dental Health for Cats

Virtually all cats will experience dental disease, so experts recommend daily tooth brushing and a proper diet to promote good dental health.

Inflamed and swollen gums, bad breath, a decline in appetite, noticeable weight loss — these are among the most common indications that your cat is suffering from a disorder centered in her oral cavity, most likely in her teeth and gums. She may not behave as if she’s in pain, but that’s because cats are very good at concealing health issues; after all, she doesn’t want to signal to a potential predator that she’s in a weakened condition and therefore vulnerable to attack.

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