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cleaning cat's teeth

post #1 of 13
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Hey guys, new to cats. We just got a cat (I posted about her in the pregnant section) and after doing some research I saw a lot of stuff about brushing/cleaning cat's teeth.

Now, I definitely didn't know about this before, since none of my friends or coworkers clean their cats' teeths (they thought I was crazy when I mentioned it) but it seems like it's a pretty good thing to do. How often should we brush the cat's teeth? And how should we go about it? Is it okay to do it since she's sick right now and we have to give her medicine drops in her mouth?
post #2 of 13
I don't brush my cats teeth (they would get the tooth brush and batter me with it if I tried), but what I do do is use a gel called Logic oral gel which removes the plaque off their teeth. I put a bit on their paw and they lick it off - simple as that...clean teeth and no smelly cat breath. They love the stuff so much, as soon as I open the drawer that the gel is kept in, they all run to me and get their paws ready!!!
post #3 of 13
Ooh!!! Where do you buy the logic gel? My kitty is only six months old so should I use it now or start when he is a year old? I like the sound of the dental logic and also having a kitty with nice teeth and fresh breath!! Do you do it everyday?

Love this site, so many helpful people!! Thank you
post #4 of 13
Here's the link to the online store I buy it from.

http://www.vetuk.co.uk/index.php?mai...products_id=49

Its the cheapest place Ive found (£4.99 per tube and discounts if you but more than one tube)..delivery is fast and I've had no problems ordering from them at all.

I use it everyday....just a large pea sized amount on the top of one paw...

At first your cat will look at you like you are mad (messing up their paw), but in no time, they will get their paw ready for you!

I used it from 6 months on...so you should be fine to use it on your kitty althekity

Let us know how you get on with it!
post #5 of 13
Can you get Logic Gel in the US?
post #6 of 13
Thanks again!!! I will definately be getting some of that!!! Have to say I had noticed a bit of kitty breath on my beautiful boy!!! Thanks for being so helpful, I really appreciate all the advice I get on here. It's like a little cat family!!
post #7 of 13
my Marsh is now 3.5 years old, and I already had to do one cleaning (they're expensive). I brushed before, but maybe once a week, now I try to do it at least once in 2 days - with a toothbrush and a special cleaning solution on a cotton swab.

My vet says cleaning the teeth is very important, and anything is better than nothing. Marsh doesn't mind the teeth cleaning.
post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by Misty8723 View Post
Can you get Logic Gel in the US?
An American friend of mine could not find it in the US but ordered it from the UK..the shipping wasnt too bad.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by minxie View Post
I don't brush my cats teeth (they would get the tooth brush and batter me with it if I tried), but what I do do is use a gel called Logic oral gel which removes the plaque off their teeth. I put a bit on their paw and they lick it off - simple as that...clean teeth and no smelly cat breath. They love the stuff so much, as soon as I open the drawer that the gel is kept in, they all run to me and get their paws ready!!!
Not sure but this might work as well. http://www.addisonlabs.com/OralCleansingGel.htm
post #10 of 13
my vet tells me to go go pharmacy and buy those sterile pads to clean their teeth instead of using toothbrush, since the toothbrush is often too big and they don't feel comfortable. I apply toothpaste on the pad.

She also gave me a tip: when you are cleanign their teeth / clipping thier claw, have the cat face away from you, becuz they tend to back up when they want to run, if you have the cat facing you u'd have to chase after them.
post #11 of 13
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the advice Do you clean every day, every week..?
post #12 of 13
Every day (using the gel)
post #13 of 13
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Every day (using the gel)
Have you noticed any change in their stools? I have CET's enzymatic toothpaste and I noticed some constipation when I used it daily.
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