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Feline Oral Care

They Have Teeth and They Eat

Cats are no different than humans or dogs when it comes to dental care. All must take care of their teeth. Cats have softer teeth of the three so it important to check their teeth on a regular schedule.

Prevention

Ideally, the best prevention for tooth and gum periodontal disease is to brush daily with a soft toothbrush and cat toothpaste starting at an early age when just a kitten. Do not use human toothpaste as it is too abrasive and can cause stomach upsets. Try to get on a regular schedule so they will know what and when to expect the brushing.

Start slow

Make it an enjoyable experience. Keep the session short, to begin with. When first starting to brush your cat’s teeth, begin at the front and work your way to the back with your index finger. You can wrap some gauze around your finger dipped in tuna water so it tastes good.

Alternatives

All Zamzows carry a finger toothbrush and long brushes. Saliva stimulated by chewing has an antiplaque/anti-bacterial action. Zamzows also carries Feline Greenies dental treats for cats in assorted flavors to help clean their teeth. Have regular dental checkups with your vet at least once a year and professional cleaning once or twice a year.

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