You should examine your cat’s teeth at least once a month all its life. If you see any deposits of yellow or greenish matter on the teeth, near the gum line particularly, have the teeth scraped. In most travel with cats this can be done without anesthesia if the cat is gently handled. If the tartar is allowed to remain, the gum will separate from the teeth and infection will set in. This will produce a painful condition, even though many travel with cats do not show it. If a tooth becomes infected it can sometimes be saved by proper treatment. If not, the tooth should be extracted. Otherwise, an infected tooth will affect the tooth next to it and that one the next, and so on until the cat, even at an early age, may lose all its teeth. Proper inspection and care will prevent this and avert painful experiences for the cat.
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