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    Dental Care for Kittens

    Articlecat health and wellbeingFriday 20 May 2011

    It is common for cats teeth to deteriorate and without the proper kitten dental care a lot of cats end up suffering from cat teeth problems. If you do not know very much about kitten dental care then this article will give you some important information so you can make sure your cats teeth stay healthy.


    Cat Dental Care Routine


    You will need to brush your cats teeth once a week so that plaque doesn’t build up too much. You might think that your kitten will make a fuss but if you start early and make it part of the cat’s routine then kitten care will become easy.


    Make sure your kitten gets used to having his mouth handles as this will make kitten dental care a piece of cake in the future.


    For brushing cats teeth you will need to use a baby toothbrush or a rubber fingertip brush. The most important kitten dental care point to remember is not to use human toothpaste; you must use cat toothpaste or your cat might become ill.


    How Young to Begin Kitten Dental Care


    You will need to begin cleaning the cats teeth after a year. You should however go through the motions of kitten dental care before the cat reaches a year old. It is important that you use a soft toothbrush without toothpaste and gently touch the teeth so the kitten gets used to the sensation of having its teeth brushed.


    Cat Dental Care – How to Brush Cat Teeth


  • You will need to begin by washing your hands.
  • Next pull back the cat’s lips to expose the teeth and gums.
  • You will need to grip the cat firmly so he can’t wriggle away.
  • Take the brush and make small circular motions across the cats teeth.
  • Never brush behind the cat teeth.
  • After you have finished brushing you can then give the cat a treat for co-operating.

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