Causes of Toothache in Cats
- Tooth decay in cats is caused by poor oral health and poor nutrition.
- Left untreated, a decayed tooth can abscess (Read treatment for cat abscess ) and set up a horrific bacterial infection as well as a whole host of other medical difficulties.
Home Remedies and Treatment for Tooth Decay
- If your cat is reluctant to let you brush their teeth, be creative and put some good home remedies and treatments to work.
- To prevent tooth decay in the first place, give your cat a hard rubber chew toy. This works as a great gum massager and increase circulation to the area.
- Oxtail can be boiled and given to your cat to chew on and removes plaque buildup. It is all cartilage so it won’t pose a threat to chipping teeth or choking. Read also dog (canine) teeth cleaning risks
- Toothaches in cats need to be dealt with promptly. The pain a cat feels with toothaches is much the same excruciating discomfort that we do.
- A loss of appetite is common, understandably, because of the cat’s mouth pain. This is a serious situation and you need to get vet care for your cat.
- If the cat has stopped eating, this can be a life threatening situation after just 2 days, as a result of fatty liver syndrome. The body begins living off the fatty lipids which the body stores for energy. The liver literally begins to totally shut down.
- Whether you have to borrow money to get a decayed tooth pulled, or beg family to help, it must be done to avoid a variety of other medical situations. Look for vets that will bill you or set up payment plans. You must exhaust all options for your cat’s health and comfort.