yearly cleaning

Hi everyone!

I will be moving to Australia in the next three months and I, very unfortunately, cannot bring my cats with me. I am hoping that someone in the New Jersey, USA area would like one or two cats (they don’t have to go together).

The orange one is named Marmalade Fuego. He is a very sweet, energetic orange male tabby. He is estimated to be 3-6 years old. Marmalade is the kind of cat that wants to curl up on your lap, play with your yarn, and steal some of your food. If you want a cat that will be loyal to you and always by your side (or on top of you) then this is the cat for you! Marmalade is missing some teeth due to his FIV status. FIV is Feline immunodefiency virus. It is not transferable to humans or to dogs. The only way it can be transmitted to other cats is through deep puncture wounds. Because of his illness, he will need yearly veterinary exams and yearly dental cleanings.

The black one is Midnight Thunder. Midnight is a gentle, sleepy kind of cat. He is estimated to be three years old. He is a very sweet cat who wants attention at his own pace. He will come to you for affection and he will sleep with you, but most of the time he prefers to be independent. If you want a cat that you do not have to be with 24/7, then Midnight is the cat for you! Midnight is missing some teeth due to his FIV status. FIV is Feline immunodefiency virus. It is not transferable to humans or to dogs. The only way it can be transmitted to other cats is through deep puncture wounds. Because of his illness, he will need yearly veterinary exams and yearly dental cleanings.

These two cats can go separately or together. They do play fight but they get along well and groom each other. Please contact me through pm for further details. Thank you!

A great example of why your pets need periodic oral exams under anesthesia. This cat had no tartar and no obvious dental problems when awake. Under anesthesia, however, a dental explorer probe can be inserted 6 millimeters into a deep periodontal pocket along the canine tooth. Dental radiographs showed bone loss and the tooth was extracted. There is no way to see this type of lesion with your naked eye in an awake pet!

For small dogs and cats a yearly cleaning and oral exam with dental x-rays should be the minimum. Larger dogs may need deep cleanings only every 2-3 years as their teeth are generally healthier. However some Yorkies may need cleaning every 3-6 months to preserve their teeth; same with greyhounds. Breed and individual differences do exist but generally, you should plan to do this regularly to catch problems before they bother the pet, and to maintain the health of normal teeth.