One of the early indicators of an oral problem is bad breath. Studies show 70 percent of cats have gum disease as early as age three. Since dental disease is considered a silent disease, it is important to have your cat’s teeth checked every six months to help prevent it. Regular home teeth brushing and veterinary dental care prevent bad breath, pain, tooth loss and spread of infection to other organs. You can find more information at www.catwellness.org.