Your cat is great a keeping itself clean. It seems like it spends half of its waking hours licking each and every inch of its furry little body. Unfortunately, there is one place that it can’t clean: its teeth. Here are 10 tips you can follow to keep your cat’s teeth clean and healthy.
1. Take Them to the Dentist
Just like humans, cats can benefit from a yearly visit to the dentist. Your veterinarian doubles as your feline dentist and can take care of your kitty’s dental needs.
2. Brush Their Teeth
It doesn’t have to be daily, but you should regularly brush your cat’s teeth with gauze or a kitty toothbrush and special toothpaste made for cats. You should start when it’s a kitten to get it used to the process.
3. Rub Their Gums
Healthy teeth start with healthy gums. Gently massage your cat’s gums whenever you can to strengthen them and accelerate healing.
4. Feed Them a Varied Diet
Make sure your cat eats a variety of meats to get the nutrients it needs for healthy teeth. You should also vary its diet between wet and dry food.
5. Give Them a Bone
Bones aren’t just for dogs. Chewing on bones is a great way for cats to naturally keep their teeth clean.
Follow these tips, and your cat will have strong and healthy teeth that last all of its nine lives. For more information on cat dental care ask your vet.
Originally posted on 5 Ways to Keep Your Cat’s Teeth Clean — Healthy Pet Care Blog