Cat Dental Health

January 27, 2008 :: Posted by - kittyluver :: Category - Health

Dental disease affects cats more or less similar to humans.Dental health in a cat is a must to have a look by the kitty owners. Poor dental health of a cat will lead to a fall of teeth, which may lead to poor eating habits of your pet.

Cats need to be given a nice and pleasant training to get their teeth cleaned and to get their mouth examined well.

In the first week,   regularly try to keep the cat on a smooth surfaced table and pats the animal. Similarly, in the next week, try to lift the gum without inconvenience to the cat and the cats get accustomed slowly for such actions.
Intermittently, give some rewards for that obliging activities. Then try to apply the tooth paste slowly on teeth and slowly tend to press against the gum and slowly try to introduce the soft bristled tooth.
If it can be done daily, it is good. However, try to do it at least three times a week. If you don’t do it for a long time, the cat may forget these and may tend to bite you when you attempt  in a relaxed manner.
These activities always help to keep the dental problems in check and the cats will be active and alert when they are healthy by adapting all these dental health related activities.
Dental affections may be suspected once you see your cat taking the food in an abnormal manner. Tartar has to be removed by scaling in the early stage itself so as to have a proper dental status.
Cats have a predisposition for the development of genetics based deviations in dental health and hence, home care dental health regimen needs to be followed and professional dental health regimen is required in severely affected cats.

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