Every February, several veterinary groups, including the The American Veterinary Medicine Association (AVMA),and the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS) join together to educate pet owners to the importance of regular care of their pets dental needs during Pet Dental Health Month.
The effects of gingivitis and periodontal disease in cats can be so far-reaching that, actually, every month should be dental health month. According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), 70% of cats show signs of oral disease by age three, and 85% of all adult pets have periodontal disease. Left untreated, harmful bacteria from the oral cavity can spread throughout the bloodstream to infect the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys.
Starting a regular dental care routine for your cat is one of the most important things you can do to help ensure his optimum overall health. Resolve to take the steps this month for a dental care regimen that will help ensure your cat's good health for life.