Pets have teeth too!! Imaging how your teeth
would look and feel if you didn’t brush them routinely. The same applies
to your Ragdoll’s teeth. Unless you are regularly providing
some form of dental care to your Ragdolls teeth, you are neglecting
an important factor in your Ragdoll cat’s overall health.
Periodontal (or gum) disease is one of the most common ailments
seen by your veterinarian today. The problem begins when plaque
and tarter are allowed to build up in your Ragdoll’s teeth.
Plaque harbors the bacteria which can infect gum tissue and the
roots of the teeth. Besides the negative impact on the oral cavity,
bacteria can also enter the bloodstream through a large network
of blood vessels located near the gums and teeth. Recent studies
have documented that certain heart, liver and kidney diseases
are associated with this bacteria.
The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Recovery
is generally uneventful, the hospital stay is short, and aftercare
is minimal to none.
Regular care of your Ragdoll’s teeth will increase your
cat’s general health. Dental care is one of the best ways
to return the love your Ragdoll cat shares with you.