So, I have a tube of cat toothpaste and a cat toothbrush. How do I get my cat to not freak out when trying to clean his teeth?
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11/23/06 at 9:13pm
I use the Logic Oral Hygiene Gel on Gizmo. She sits next to me on a sofa. I have my arm around her body. Her brush is a small, fingertip model (very small.) I got Gizmo used to my finger alone as a brush for nearly two weeks. As a result (and as a result of the sweet taste of the toothpaste) I can brush her teeth for nearly thirty seconds! Once a day is sufficient.
It helps that I have a huge old Mission sofa with vertical sides and a wooden top; it's not easy for the cat to back away on it or leap out sideways. Plus she does trust me. I do have to make sure that she stays on the couch, though.
The taste of the toothpaste appears to have made the difference. This stuff came from England but was worth the expense, if I don't have to have the poor little girl's teeth scaled now.