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Cat Dental Care

June 9, 2014

We all know how hard it is to get your pet to do anything at all, let alone brush its teeth for good health. But did you know that up to 80 percent of dogs and 70 percent of cats will experience the beginning stages of periodontal disease by the age of three? That means it’s time to break out the toothbrushes!

Cat Teeth Cleaning

Don’t just jump straight into it at home; you may want to get your cats teeth done by your veterinarian so it’s already professionally done. Your Vet will flush your cat’s teeth with a solution to kill all the bacteria, then use special ultrasonic scalers that clean above and below the gum line.

You can then clean your cats teeth yourself at home, and should examine them on a regular basis keeping them nice and healthy. Stay on the look-out for plaque and tartar; if you’re not sure what to look for, ask your veterinarian. They’ll inform you on reddening of the gums, bad breath and yellow-brown crust (tartar).

There are different types of cat toothpaste available – they have similar flavours to your cat food, and some encourage them to bite down which makes the paste more effective. Cats should see their veterinarian twice a year, as they can identify problems and help ensure your at-home cleaning is doing the trick.

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