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6 Tips for Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

We all know that brushing your cat’s teeth can be strenuous for you and for your little friend. You should brush your cat’s teeth every day, or at least once a week. Cat’s mouths’ can have many of the same dental issues as humans, including gingivitis, oral cancer, and more. Brushing can help keep these more serious problems at bay, saving you time, money, and pain for kitty. The following tips should make brush time easier and could even make it fun for you and your fluffy pal.

Red tabby cat sleeping isolated on white background.1. Make them comfortable: As with any cat-related task, it will be much easier if you approach your kitty when they are already at ease. Sit on your favorite chair and pet your cat until they are calm and comfortable with you. Sometimes catnip can help calm a kitty, so if your feline is known to relax on the nip, don’t hesitate to give them some. As with clipping nails, cat owners know that the only way to do this efficiently and without scratches is to approach the cat only when they are already in a calm mood. If you start and make kitty so angry that they are in distress, take a break and try again another time.

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Should You Brush Your Cat’s Teeth?

maine coon cat and toothbrush in studioOne common question cat-owners have is whether or not they should brush their cat’s teeth. Cat’s teeth, just like human’s teeth, are susceptible to a variety of diseases that could be prevented simply by brushing. It is important to keep your cat’s teeth and gums healthy, so brushing your cat’s teeth should be a part of your usual cat-care habits. In a word, yes, you should certainly be brushing your cat’s teeth!

Veterinarians recommend that you brush your cat’s teeth daily. This seems like a difficult task, but the rewards are worth it. There are many ways to make brushing your cat’s teeth easier. Many cats are easygoing and brushing can be an easily achieved task. For those of us with more sassy cats, brushing may seem intimidating, but with patience and practice, you can brush kitty’s teeth with ease.

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4 Easy Alternatives To Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth

Two children hug their pet cat with the boy showering a loving kiss on its head.The importance of brushing your cat’s teeth is huge, and a critical step in cat-care that many cat-owners overlook. Your pet’s dental health is just as important as your own, as neglect can lead to serious health issues. Without proper dental care, your fur baby is at risk for gingivitis, infection, oral cancer, and other health ailments. Not to worry; you’re already taking care of the first step by reading this article!

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