Today I went to Petco and brought some toothpase for cats, to try with an electric toothbrush I picked up at Lunds. Both cats disliked it strongly. I went upstairs found Tom and herded him down the stars nearer to my bedroom. He took off running I followed him and took him out from under the futon couch. He meowed in protest but I took him to my bed and shut the door so he could not escape. Then I gave him some toothpaste, Bindi went in also to see what was going on. After he ate it, I put tooth paste on the brush and started brushing his front canines and mini insiziors, then I did the molars. He wouldnt hold his mouth open and it took longer then nesscary. Afterwords there was a little blood on his fur by the mouth, Is this common in older cats? Was I brushing too hard? Is it a sign of bad dental health? http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/ima...s/confused.gif I cleaned up his fur by the mouth and opening the door released him. Bindi of course wanted to play jumping up a little on his back as he moved out. I caught Bindi, telling him no and pecked around by the kichen. I saw Tom standing there looking like he was ready to bolt. Later however a friend who was at the house told me that he was eating a little food. He stayed under the table, later I gave him some catnip. Bindoi was clammer but he struggled to escaped and I held him inbetween my legs while speaking in low tones and gently brushing his teeth, I decided not to do all of them and to give him a feather toy.
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1/26/07 at 3:32pm