Cat Toothache Remedies Fenton MO

FDD actually starts in the immune system. Excessive vaccinations and the repeated use of antibiotics weaken a cat's defenses, making fighting bacteria in the mouth and the rest of the body more difficult.

Arnold Animal Hospital
(636) 728-9468
1324 Jeffco Blvd
Arnold, MO
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery

VCA Bal-Coeur Animal Hospital
(314) 266-9914
550 North New Ballas Road
Creve Coeur , MO
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Heritage Veterinary Hospital
(314) 301-9153
12952 Olive Blvd
Creve Coeur, MO
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Millis Animal Hospital
(314) 300-6047
1411 S Big Bend Blvd
Richmond Heights, MO
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Vaccinations

Veterinary Care Center
(636) 590-4601
16830 Chesterfield Airport Rd
Chesterfield, MO
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Southwick Veterinary Hospital
(314) 200-5069
4814 Lemay Ferry Rd
St Louis, MO
Promotion
New clients receive complimentary 1st wellness exam for one pet.
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Grooming, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Equine Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Large Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Jewell Animal Hospital
(314) 699-4091
6400 Chippewa
St. Louis , MO
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Chesterfield Veterinary Center
(314) 472-5788
14161 Olive Blvd
Chesterfield , MO
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Animal Clinic of Clayton
(314) 884-8964
136 North Meramec
Saint Louis, MO
Hours
Monday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Hillside Animal Hospital
(314) 656-6475
5325 Manchester Ave
St Louis, MO
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Holistic Veterinary Medicine, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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My cat, Sammy, seems to have a toothache. He’s already lost one tooth, and I’d hate to see the tooth fairy take another one. Any alternatives?

This is a problem? Don’t get me wrong, I love my feline cousins, but cats bite, and I, for one, would feel safer if a cat had fewer teeth at his disposal. Still, I always hate to see any friend of mine skip a meal. If his mouth hurts too much to finish his food, he may have sore gums and infected teeth. You’ll want to take care of these symptoms PDQ because they can lead to Feline Dental Disease (FDD), a serious and often overlooked problem among adult cats. If Sammy lets you look into his mouth, you’d notice that plaque from bacteria has built up on his teeth and hardened into tartar. Once that tartar accumulates, it weakens the structures that hold teeth in place, and the bacteria can move up into the gums, spreading the infection throughout the mouth. If you let the condition go unchecked, it can lead to sore, red gums and lost teeth.

FDD actually starts in the immune system. Excessive vaccinations and the repeated use of antibiotics weaken a cat’s defenses, making fighting bacteria in the mouth and the rest of the body more difficult. My homeopath colleague, Charles Loops, DVM, of Pittsboro, North Carolina, recommends avoiding vaccines and antibiotics as much as possible. If your cat never goes outside, ask your vet whether you need to vaccinate at all.

Diet can go a long way to prevent FDD. I like bones, and so do cats. Chewing uncooked animal bones helps break down the plaque on our teeth before it becomes tartar. Loops encourages the inclusion of bones from chicken wings and necks. Just make sure the bones are raw—splinters and shards of cooked bones can tear up the digestive system. No need to take the meat off, either. Fresh flesh will boost Sammy’s immune system and give him energy your curtains will never want to experience.

If Sammy has a lot of tartar buildup, he may need more than just bones to get rid of it—he might need a good tooth brushing. Not courageous enough to try that at home? Ask your vet to schedule a thorough dental cleaning for your cat, but to hold the anesthesia. Loops notes, “Many cats can benefit from tartar scraping without sedation. They don’t have to cooperate long to chip off the most offensive tartar, especially on the upper molars.”

Ultimately, if your cat’s tooth is diseased, loose, or broken, he’ll probably have to have it removed. This is a last resort, but necessary if Sammy is really suffering. In the meantime, if you feed your cat uncooked bones and a high-protein diet, you may save yourself and your cat a trip to the vet.

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