• Could Your Cat Have Gum Disease?

    Gum disease is a very real threat to cats, but many owners are unaware of the risk. If your cat develops gum disease, not only will it cause him or her a great deal of pain, but it can also cause tooth loss and lead to systemic health problems. Cat teeth cleanings are available from your veterinarian and could make a huge difference in your cat’s overall health.

    To see if your cat could have gum disease, look in his or her mouth for redness where the gums meet the teeth. This can indicate early stage gum disease. As gum disease progresses, your cat could lose teeth and may begin to shy away from eating his or her food, because chewing is painful.

    The best way to find out if your cat has gum disease is to schedule a cat teeth cleaning in McKinney at Chastain Veterinary Medical Group. Make an appointment with a veterinarian for a teeth cleaning by calling (972) 239-1309 for Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas or call (972) 529-5033 for Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in the McKinney/Frisco area of Texas.