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Cleaning Cat Teeth

brushing cat teeth

Dental care is very important in maintaining your cat's good health.

A thorough tooth cleaning should be performed by a veterinarian every year since gingivitis and other mouth infections can cause serious physical problems for your cat (including heart disease). Good oral hygiene can be maintained by routine weekly brushing. The size of your cat's mouth will determine the size implement you will need for effective tooth brushing. It is not necessary to use a special toothbrush as a "Q-Tip" swab dipped into hydrogen peroxide will do the trick nicely.

If you do decide to use toothpaste the toothpaste you should use is one made just for animals. Such toothpaste are available your groomer or at your vet's office.

To brush your cat's teeth: