Morrisville Cat Hospital Holiday Schedule

Wednesday, July 3rd: 7:15 am – closing early at 12:00 pm
Thursday, July 4th: Closed for Independence Day
Friday, July 5th: 7:15 am – 5:00 pm

If your cat is having an emergency while we are closed, please contact one of the following:

Veterinary Emergency Group
2030 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary, NC 27518. 984-345-3033

Truss Vet Urgent Care
720 Fenton Market Way, Suite 150, Cary, NC 27511.
919-981-988
3105 Shannon Rd Suite 102, Durham, NC 27707.
919-457-4457

NC State University Small Animal Emergency
Located at 1052 William Moore Dr. Raleigh, NC 27607, (near the corner of Hillsborough St. & Blue Ridge Rd.), the Small Animal Emergency Service is located in the Randall B. Terry Small Animal Hospital. The emergency entrance faces Hillsborough Street. 919-513-6911

Triangle Veterinary Referral Hospitals

TVRH Holly Springs is located in the Main Street Square
Complex, off NC Hwy 55, across the street from Walmart in Holly Springs. 2120 Werrington Drive, Suite 201, Holly
Springs, NC 27540. 919-973-5620

TVRH Durham 608 Morreene Rd, Durham, NC 27705.
919-489-0615

Wake Veterinary Hospital & Urgent Care
1007 Tandal Pl, Knightdale, NC 27545. 919-266-9852

UrgentVet Cary
8204 Tryon Woods Dr, Cary, NC 27518. 984-345-5151

SERVICE

Cat Dental Care

Morrisville Cat Hospital can help you avoid dental disease. Your cat’s oral health is ensured by professional examinations and digital radiography.

Vet brushing cat teeth

Cat Dental Care

Can you imagine what your teeth would look like if you never brushed them? It’s no different for cats, though many pet owners don’t pay much attention to their pet’s dental health. Bad breath and dirty teeth are unappealing, but many pet owners aren’t aware that these may be indicators of gum disease that can spread to the kidney, heart, and liver. The gums are a boundary to the bloodstream, so unless you regularly provide dental care for your pet, you neglect an essential factor in their overall health and put them at a higher risk for serious illness.

Dental Form

70% of cats over the age of three suffer from some form of dental disease. Even if your pet doesn’t have stained teeth, bacteria can still be present below the gum line, so it’s important to have your pet’s oral cavity examined by a professional. If your pet has bad breath, they have a form of dental disease.

Without proper care, plaque builds up on the teeth and turns into tartar. These areas spread as long as they are untreated, resulting in gum disease, tooth loss, and pain.

Cat holding a toothbrush
Remember, your pet feels the pain of a toothache just like you do, and worst of all, they can’t tell you they’re in pain. You wouldn’t go weeks or months without dealing with a toothache, would you? If your pet doesn’t receive routine dental care, they could be experiencing pain in their gums and jaw.

The best thing you can do to prevent dental disease is to call Morrisville Cat Hospital to schedule an appointment for your pet. You have to do your part at home with brushing and special dental chews, but your veterinarian also plays a vital role in your pet’s dental health. Annual dental exams are a necessary part of your pet’s overall health, so call us at (919)-678-1554 or come by in person to talk about your pet’s dental health today.

With digital dental radiography, we can visualize the internal anatomy of your cat’s teeth, roots, and surrounding bone. Even thorough oral examinations can miss what’s hiding below the gumline. Digital dental radiography allows us to see potential bone loss or dental disease present at the tooth roots and jawbone areas.