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When should I brush my cat's teeth?

Holly in Tavares, FL
June 24, 2016

In a pet magazine today, I saw an ad for pet toothbrushes. Interesting! I've never brushed my cats' teeth. Can is start now or is it too late? They're both older cats.

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User in Newark, DE
June 27, 2016

Never too late and actually pet supply and food stores have a huge variety of every dental care items in so many different thingsits amazing. I for nearly 5 years in a such store and my vet as well suggested that for my cat. Just trial and error to find what dental items they like.. my 8 yr old kitty of mine just yea...he wasn't a fan and I would not force that if it's noticeably annoying them... especially with our feline babies... they tend to fight back AND Get revenge later on haha

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User in Pullman, WA
Sept. 17, 2016

If you can manage it, it's very effective. If not, the dental treats can do quite well, also. I just buy treats that clean the kitties' teeth and give them every day as a mid-day snack. The 2-year-old just had her vet visit, and her teeth and gums are unusually healthy. 

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Brushing your cats' teeth could be a great idea and help prevent or decrease the prevalence of tooth-related problems! But this also depends on how willing your cats are to let you. Too much force could just lead to a bad situation and even hurt their mouths. 

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User in Nokomis, FL
July 5, 2016

try try always. there is many guides, but go step by step, especially with touching mouth

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