Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Oral hygiene is an often-overlooked but an important factor in your cat’s overall health. If he/she has a toothache or sore gums, they are dealing with pain and stress that you may not be aware they are experiencing. Left untreated, bacteria introduced by the problem can enter the bloodstream and affect their heart, kidneys, or liver.
A cat dental cleaning procedure is performed under a general anesthetic. The cat is anesthetized, maintained on surgical IV fluids and closely monitored during the entire procedure by a veterinarian and a registered veterinary technologist. During the procedure, plaque and tartar are cleaned from the teeth and under the gums. Gum health and infected/damaged teeth are assessed. Dental radiographs are taken to assess the health of the tooth, root, and jaw bone. Infected or damaged teeth are often extracted. The remaining healthy teeth are finally polished.
What are the signs of dental problems in cats?
The signs of dental problems in cats include bad breath, swollen or red gums, facial swelling, drooling, inappetence, and/or weight loss.
Are some feline breeds more susceptible than others?
Although all cats are susceptible to dental disease, Persian cats tend to be at a higher risk due to their jaw structure.
What is feline tooth resorption?
Feline tooth resorption is an oral disease seen in cats. The lesion starts as a hole in the tooth, and if left untreated, the lesion will penetrate the dentin and jaw bone. Tooth resorption is very painful and affected teeth must be extracted. The cause of resorptive lesions is still unknown.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 11, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Catrysse Veterinary Services