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Cat Clinic of Iowa City

Feline Dentistry

It’s just as vital for cats to see a dentist on a regular basis as it is for humans. The oral health of your pet is linked to their overall wellness.

Cat Clinic of Iowa City Services

We will strive to the best of our ability to have a friendly and caring environment in which we can create an atmosphere of trust between our staff and clients.

Our Services

Dentistry at the Cat Clinic of Iowa City

The importance of oral hygiene for our pets is well known, but did you know that a lack of routine dental care could put your cat’s health at risk? Health complications such as kidney infections and cardiac issues occur commonly to cats that do not experience regular dental exams or cleanings. The Cat Clinic of Iowa City considers dental care one of the most important components of your cat’s wellness. We incorporate dental exams into every wellness visit and recommend procedures based on your cat’s needs.

We offer a full complement of dental services to maintain your cat’s oral health including:

  • Comprehensive oral assessment
  • Dental cleanings
  • Extractions
  • OraVet® sealant
  • Pain management
Dr. Hayes and Cat

Digital Dental X-Ray

The Cat Clinic of Iowa City utilizes advanced technology to conduct thorough dental exams. Digital dental x-rays allow our staff to check for problems hidden below the gum line and provide quick yet highly accurate results. With the help of this valuable diagnostic tool and an understanding of our patient’s needs, we can determine the dental procedure that best maintains your cat’s oral health.

Dental Surgery

Our clinic is equipped with the specific surgical tools to meet the challenges of feline dental surgery. We prepare for your cat’s procedure with blood work and chest and abdominal radiographs. We monitor your cat’s vitals throughout the process. Once confident in their recovery, we provide thorough guidance for any post-operative care during their discharge. All our medications are available at the clinic for your convenience if needed.

Home Care

Brushing your cat’s teeth is the most effective way to maintain healthy teeth and gums. A consistent brushing schedule has been shown to mitigate the leading cause of the periodontal disease: plaque. However, brushing cannot correct severe problems once they have advanced past the first signs, and there are often no obvious symptoms of dental disease. Combining frequent or daily brushing with regular exams is your cat’s best defense. For more information on how to care for your cat’s teeth at home, we’ve prepared a guide on How to Brush Your Cat’s Teeth.

If you want to know more about your cat’s teeth and mouth health, make an appointment with our veterianrians.