You've heard it whispered about that some cat and dog owners brush their pets' teeth. Are they nuts, or is this the right thing to do?
Making a commitment to brushing your Siberian kitten or cat's teeth and gums contributes to more than just fresh smelling breath. What are the benefits of good oral hygenie in cats?
1. Less heart disease.
2. Less dental disease
3. Less gum diease
4. Less problems with pain and weight loss due to tooth decay.
5 And, of course, sweeter smelling breath!
So now you are considering the benefits of no more fish breath over the Sunday morning paper, toast and oj. But exactly "how" does one brush a cat's teeth?
Actually, it's quite simple. Setting aside all the fancy schmancy pet tooth brushes and tooth pastes, instead buy yourself a few microfiber washclothes. Be sure and get the kind that have one mesh side, like these cheerfully coloured ones.
Then follow this easy routine daily:
Wet the washcloth with warm water, and put your finger behind a section of it.
Slide your finger inbetween your Siberian's cheek and jaw, and gently rub the teeth and gums on that side - both top and bottom.
Rinse cloth, and repeat on other side.
Simple as that - you're done!
Start this easy-breezy teeth and gum cleaning stategy when your Siberian is a kitten and you will ensure dental health - and lower Vet bills - all at the same time!
If you are anxious about not using a tooth paste, and would like to use a safe oral cleaner, we suggest
What do Chlorahexadine do?
* Kills plaque-causing bacteria on pet teeth and gums without brushing
* Fights plaque
* Ensures fresh, clean breath
On days you can't brush your pet's teeth, these rinses are a quick and easy way to guard against plaque-causing bacteria. Left untreated, plaque can mineralize into tartar within just a few days and provide the framework for further plaque development. These easy-to-use rinses contain chlorhexidine, which kills plaque-causing bacteria. Each is formulated specifically for pets and helps fight problem breath odors, too.
C.E.T. Oral Hygiene Rinse is ideal for daily use at home following each meal, or as directed by your veterinarian. It contains ZincChlorhexidate™, a synergistic combination of chlorhexidine (the most effective anti-plaque agent available) and zinc gluconate, a compound which inhibits plaque and calculus maturation and enhances the anti-plaque activity of chlorhexidine. Employs spherulite technology, an encapsulated system which extends the release of the active ingredients for longer efficacy. Produces clean-smelling breath, and is easily applied with the long-stem, curved applicator tip. Fresh citrus scent.