This beauty is Sunny, a 15-year-old Siamese cat. Sunny’s mom noticed that she had lost one of her canine teeth, and her mouth was swollen and had started to bleed—so Sunny was taken into the vet. In the office, Sunny’s mom learned that her cat had stage three periodontal disease, and she needed multiple teeth pulled.
By taking care of your cat’s teeth, you are helping to care for their overall health. It’s important to know that there are multiple stages of pet periodontal disease and without a proper veterinary dental exam, cleaning and other testing, there is no way to know if your pet’s oral health is at risk. Even though it may not seem like a big problem at first, periodontal infections can lead to more serious health problems, and can be quite painful for your pet. (You can see examples of periodontal disease here.) Signs of issues with your cat’s teeth can include:
Sunny’s mom had recently lost her job and decided to go back to school to get her degree. She was not anticipating that Sunny would need her teeth pulled, and was worried if she didn't get the bad teeth pulled, she would continue to suffer and get worse. She applied to Fur Kids Foundation for help.
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Created in November 2011, the Fur Kids Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides education and aid to promote the well-being of animals in Campbell County.
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