Originally Posted by ~*Regina*~
You know what really stinks, my cat doesnt chew her food
. I have greenies but she swallows them whole (the little brat).
cats do not chew - they swallow whole. Cat jaws only go up and down not side to side so they generally don't chew. Most often they will break the larger pieces with the tip of their tooth which does nothing to help with plaque at the gum line. Many folks are under the impression that dry food helps keep teeth clean but that is not so. In fact, if you compare eating a dry cracker with eating a spoonful of beef stew yourself, which one is going to leave the most material behind between your teeth? The cracker!
If you can get your cat to gnaw on a raw chicken wing that would help the teeth. My cat wouldn't touch raw meat if I sprinkled catnip on it.