Keeping your Cat Healthy: Home Dental Care

An important aspect of dental care for your cat is brushing her teeth at home on a regular basis. The American Veterinary Dental College recommends that you brush your cats teeth daily. To desensitize your cat to having his teeth brushed, you can massage her gums with your finger. Once your cat is accustomed to having her teeth touched, you can brush with a cotton swab or a commercial feline toothbrush. Here is a video demonstrating the technique of brushing your cat’s teeth. The feline model in this video is Squeakers! You can see that once desensitized to the process, your cat won’t mind this bit of attention, at all!

To learn more about why home dental care and preventative dental care is so important to your cat’s health, please click here!

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Angela Linvill

Angela has been the Hospital Administrator of a multi-specialty/ emergency/ and general practice veterinary hospital since 2005. She is also the Chair of the Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council. Angela has a Masters of Science degree in Human Resource Management from Troy University. She is committed to helping pet owners make good decisions about the health care of their pets regardless of their financial situation.

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