What types of aftercare and home care are needed for cats with Grade I or II disease?
Pets with Grade I or II disease will be placed on a regular brushing and home dental care program to control plaque. Measures include the mechanical removal of plaque through brushing and chewing; the chemical removal of plaque through toothpastes, gels, and rinses; and proper nutrition and the possible use of specially formulated foods which reduce the amount of plaque and stain on teeth. What types of aftercare and home care are needed for cats with Grade III or IV disease? Pets with Grade III or IV disease will need to be placed on several types of therapy. Owner commitment to this care is crucial. Pain and anti-inflammatory medication: Medication for pain relief and to decrease the amount of inflammation may be administered post-operatively and for several weeks following the dental procedures. Antibiotics: Antibiotic therapy is important. Commonly used antibiotics include amoxicillin-clavulanic acid (Clavamox), clindamycin (Antirobe), and cefadroxil (Cefa-Tabs and Cefa-Drops). The