Appointments: (02) 6251 1444
16-18 Purdue St, Belconnen, ACT
(Parking via Gillott Street)
Mon - Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
BOOK ONLINE NOW!

Canberra Cat Vet Blog

How can I tell if my cat has bad teeth?

Saturday, February 08, 2014
Cats are determined to hide any sign of pain or discomfort from us. The observant owner may notice one or more of the following if they are really on the ball:


    • not grooming properly, leaving coat matted, loose or scurfy
    • eating on one side of mouth or tilting the head to one side when chewing
    • resenting stroking around the face/jaw
    • not enjoying handling at all
    • keen hunter not interested in hunting any more
    • keen warrior not interested in fighting any more
    • not wanting to play with tug toys
    • throwing food to back of mouth to chew
    • bringing unchewed, unlubricated food up within 10 minutes of a meal
    • hesitating at food bowl even though clearly hungry
    • not crunching kibble
    • preferring moist to dry food when used to prefer dry to moist and vice versa
    • bad breath
    • eating only a little but going back to the bowl often
    • drooling
    • pawing mouth
    • swollen face
    • bleeding from mouth
    • grinding teeth


Search Blog

Recent Posts


Tags

panleukopaenia mental health of cats toxic worms snakebite aerokat ACT paralysis diuretics kitten deaths twitching straining urinating outside litter vaccination mouth breathing furballs corneal ulcer grass cat fight adipokines attack blood pressure appetite dementia pet meat hungry scratch cat vet home visit best cat clinic sore eyes lump diabetes holidays scratching love introductions rigid head kidney disease food puzzles breathing difficult learning hard faeces hole decision to euthanase lilly odour cranky noisy breathing teeth roundworm rolls hairball toxins cryptococcosis litter box house call abscess nails kitten blindness sensitive stomach feline herpesvirus stare into space activity kidney flu bump on heat socialisation hearing fleas new cat poisoning poisonous strange behaviour enclosure checkup kitten play xylitol gifts tick kidneys desex bladder antiviral introduction ribbon wet litter christmas massage dry food tapeworm tablet radioactive iodine rough play runny nose fight abscess,cat fight enteritis blocked cat old cat ulcer seizures plants hyperactive snake cortisone desexing calicivirus pheromone thiamine deficiency opening hours open day spraying catoberfest restless blockage face rub weight loss lilies scratching post heaing high blood pressure meows a lot training feline enteritis sneeze train advantage allergy, allergy ulcers blind dental check change worming health check fever panadeine annual check aggressive sick echocardiography best clinic fat pica heavy breathing cough New Year's Eve exercise competition biopsy stiff AIDS comfortis pill snot hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Hill's Metabolic aspirin cat history overweight discount carrier physical activity vocal changed snuffle breeder inflammatory bowel disease hyperthyroidism cancer scale Canberra paralysis tick chlamydia information night introducing behaviour change pet insurance collapse blood in urine polish paralysed not eating pancreatitis pet bite open night cognitive dysfunction touch lymphoma panleukopenia lily blood obese bed blue drinking more dilated pupils weight control indoor cats cat worms return home Canberra Cat Vet cat hospital old wool conflict yowling renal disease weight litter award dental urine constipation joints cat containment castration off food panamax thirsty birthday introduce ulcerated nose hiding moving check-up panadol mince cat behaviour skin cancer foreign body tooth plaque skin skinny vomit holes sudden blindness microchip holiday eye ulcer new year slow eyes anxiety eye senses poisonous plants whiskers petting cat aggression paracetamol pain lick sore urination heart disease bad breath tumour behaviour feliway fluid pills tartar urinating on curtains or carpet goodbye sucking wool fabric photo competition prednisolone fits liver drinking a lot asthma jumping kittens insulin fear senior rub holes in teeth blood test cat enclosure furball urinating stress unsociable hunters intestine cta fight cat flu IBD new kitten dental treatment brown snake vomiting FORLS cage cat enclosures snake bite best vet pred herpesvirus hunched over permethrin computer free sensitive enemies vision fireworks salivation home cystitis prey visit urine spraying headache antibiotics snuffles virus kibble diet African wild cat best veterinarian rash hypertension appointment spray crytococcosus arthritis painful head sense of smell poisons flea prevention examination spey mycoplasma revolution grooming depomedrol groom mass wobbles hunter pain relief anaemia pain killer cat friendly sore ears sick cat body language nose scabs euthanasia runny eyes flea treatment when to go to vet lame RSPCA poison FIV vaccine diarrhoea sun eye infection thyroid dymadon in season unwell snakes gasping feline AIDS marking hunting outdoor cat bladder stones client night string tradesmen itchy vet visit obesity signs of pain

Archive

A calm, quiet haven for cats and their carers staffed by experienced, cat loving vets and nurses.

Canberra Cat Vet 16-18 Purdue St Belconnen ACT 2617 (parking off Gillott Street) Phone: (02) 6251-1444

Get Directions