How to check your cat’s gums and teeth

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Feline gum disease

This is a very quick feline health tip. To regularly check your cat’s teeth and gums run a cotton bud along the gum line (the point where gums meet teeth) . If you see blood on the cotton bud or your cat shows signs of discomfort and pain make an appointment for your vet to provide a checkup.

That’s it. I think it is a great tip because it can be done. It is very hard to check a cat’s teeth visually and properly because the just resist. But it is possible to use a cotton bud as described without meeting insurmountable feline resistance.

Beyond that it is best that a vet deals with the problem. Poor oral health is very common in elderly domestic cats. It is often overlooked. It can be quite serious for cats.

Can gum disease be partly responsible for feline dementia?

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