Maintaining your cat’s oral health is an important part of taking care of your feline friend. Like humans, brushing your cat’s teeth regularly helps reduce plaque and tartar buildup, which helps promote healthy gums and reduce bad breath. Regular brushing can also help protect your cat from diseases such as gingivitis, which can worsen into periodontal disease and can cause tooth loss, abscesses, or reabsorption. While daily cleaning is ideal, if this is not possible, brushing your cat’s teeth a few times a week along with regular oral exams from veterinarians can help reduce the amount of plaque and tartar buildup.
Before brushing, make sure your cat has a fresh and clean cat toothbrush, specifically made for cats. It’s also important to use a cat toothpaste, which contains flavors like salmon and tuna that cats love, making brushing their teeth easier for you and more enjoyable. When brushing, it’s important to take it one tooth at a time and to remain patient. If brushing proves to be difficult, there are several brushless cat dental care items to choose from, including finger brushes, brushless toothpaste gels, water additives, and more. Cat dental gels, such as Oratene Brushless Toothpaste Gel and Vetality Brush Free Oral Gel For Cats, are brushless and applied directly to the gumline. Dental treats for cats like Feline Greenies can help maintain your cat’s dental health by reducing tartar buildup and bad breath. Other brush-free options like water additives are easily added to water to help support your cat’s oral health, and dental rinses and dental sprays are easy and effective ways to help keep your cat’s mouth clean and healthy.
Remember, when it comes to your cat’s dental care, anything is better than nothing. Whether your kitty companion doesn’t mind having their teeth brushed or if they will only tolerate water additives, incorporating dental hygiene into your cat’s routine helps them have healthier and happier lives.
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