How to Care for Maine Coon Teeth
Dental and periodontal diseases are common in cats. Maine Coon is one of the varieties that is prone to gingival and mouth ulcers in young children. Healthy gums are pale or pinkish. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at the issues you may face as a Maine Coon owner and how to properly care for your Maine Coon teeth and gums. Maine Coon teeth and gum problems Everyone wants to see beautiful pink gums on their kittens. Ever since I started growing Maine Coons for sale, I’ve seen the exact opposite. This gorgeous and charming breed seems to be full of teeth and gum problems. In fact, research shows that 8 out of 10 cats of all breeds experience gum problems. These problems can range from the first signs of periodontitis to mouth ulcers (in severe cases). When kittens are 6 to 9 months old, they may develop gum problems. Also, sometimes cats don’t show symptoms until they become adults. healthy cat healthy gums gingivitis periodontitis stomatitis cat gingivitis Periodontitis is an infection of the gum tissue around the teeth. Accumulation of plaque and bacteria is the cause. This is the most common disease in cats. Cats of all ages or breeds are likely to be affected by gingivitis. Without regular cleaning, gingival inflammation can worsen and cause more complex gum problems such as periodontal disease.
Periodontitis can be caused by a variety of infectious or systemic diseases, including feline leukemia virus, feline immunodeficiency virus, feline calicivirus, and autoimmune diseases. This is usually caused by food and bacteria that accumulate on and around your teeth. Think of cat gingival inflammation in the same way as humans. Daily brushing without dental floss can lead to gingival inflammation and more serious periodontal disease. The most common symptoms of feline gingivitis include: Red and/or swollen gums bad breath sleep talking Treating feline gingivitis requires regular cleaning and monitoring. You can also give your cat a treat designed to “clean” the gums. There are also water-based additives that help remove plaque from the gums. stomatitis The inflammation known as feline chronic periodontitis (FCGS) refers to a more systemic inflammation. The entire mouth, including the gums, tongue, palate, and sides of the mouth, is affected by inflammation. It is a very painful condition.
About 2% of mouth ulcers are affected by mouth ulcers. Feline immunodeficiency virus (FIV) and feline leukemia virus (FeLV) are factors that make cats more susceptible to stomatitis. Other causes include the Cali virus, juvenile gingivitis, periodontal disease, and genetics. Mouth ulcers can be detected. Symptoms of Cat Mouth Ulcers bad breath It’s a distance to growl at food Saliva Turn your neck to the side when eating Weight loss Anorexia Less grooming Treat mouth ulcers by removing all rows behind the upper and lower dentin (dentin). Sometimes the treatment involves extracting all the teeth from the mouth. This is done to remove plaque-attached surfaces that can cause an excessive immune response. In most cases, the treatment has a positive response. Cats can eat soft foods well and live pain-free even if they remove all of their teeth. How to brush the teeth of the Maine Coon kittens For this particular blog entry, I took to YouTube to find some helpful information on how to brush my cat’s teeth.
I watched several videos and saw my favorite cat father Jackon Galaxy. He talks about the idea that brushing your cat’s teeth every day is impractical, and provides some tips on other ways to help keep your cat’s teeth healthy. Veterinary Dental Hygiene Advice Whether it’s preventative maintenance or a treatment plan to keep Maine Coon’s teeth healthy and clean, we’re always looking for solutions for your cat. There are many products on the market that “claim” to solve the problem. The Veterinary Oral Hygiene Commission exists to recognize products that meet predefined criteria for delaying plaque and tartar in dogs and cats. The product received the VOHC seal of approval when reviewing the test data performed according to the VOHC protocol. VOHC does not test the product itself. Regular use of products with the VOHC seal can reduce the severity of periodontal disease in pets. My vet (who takes care of all my cats and kittens) recommended this site as a resource. Products with the seal have been tested and proven to be beneficial for oral health. This is very interesting because you can find out more about the testing protocol and how the product received the “Seal of Approval”.
For your convenience, we have included a list of approved (sealed) products recommended for Maine Coon dental and gum health. Download Recommended Oral Health Products Products to help keep your Maine Coon teeth healthy and clean Nothing can replace regular brushing of your cat’s teeth (2-4 times a week) as the best way to keep plaque and tartar clean. This is not a viable approach for most people. Here are some recommended products you can use to keep your cat’s teeth and gums healthy. Note: These products are listed with a VOHC certified seal. Listed here in case you haven’t downloaded the PDF.
Dent De Maine Coon teeth and gums Maine Coon Dental Care Maine Coon kittens Gum Care Prevention is more important than treatment Regardless of the age of your kitten or Maine Coon cat, we recommend that you take precautions and strive for a healthy mouth. If your kitten shows signs of gum inflammation, periodontitis, or mouth ulcer, consult your veterinarian as soon as possible. If you catch it early, you can control it so that there is no problem. In addition to periodontal disease, learn about other common Maine Coon health problems.