Monday, March 21, 2011

How to Clean Your Cat's Teeth...

Ms. Stinky knows that dental health is every bit as important as it is to humans.

A regular program of teeth cleaning will ensure your cat will enjoy their senior years with all of their teeth intact.

Difficulty: Average

Time Required: 5 minutes

Let Ms. Stinky Tell you How:

1. Assemble supplies: sterile gauze, scissors, cat toothpaste or a weak sterile solution recommended by your veterinarian.

2. Wrap a strip of gauze around the index finger of your dominant hand and either dip it in the sterile solution, or apply a small amount of toothpaste to your fingertip.

3. Holding the cat in your lap, open the mouth.

Ms. Stinky says very gently please..

4. Gently rub your "finger brush" in a circular motion on their teeth,

concentrating on the area next to the gums.

Gently massage the gums at the same time. It is not necessary to do the
back sides of the teeth.

5. Once your cat will tolerate this procedure, you can graduate to a small

child's toothbrush.

6. Give kitty a few loving pats and kind words, along with a little treat to

polish off with having shiny clean teeth.


1. You might want to experiment with flavored toothpaste for cats.

There is a fish-flavored one that is quite tasty.

2. If you start practicing examining your cats teeth at a very young age,

this process will be much easier.

3. Bleeding of the gums is a sign your cat needs professional dental

scaling by your veterinarian, so attend to that as soon as possible.

What You Need:

. Sterile gauze
. Cat toothpaste/solution
. Opt: small toothpaste
. Scissors

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