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Do you brush your cats teeth?

post #1 of 20
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I am just interested in knowing how many of you brush your cats teeth. A recent post got me to thinking about it and I honestly hadn't thought about it before I saw it. I know you can have the vet clean their teeth.....
I am now concerned I should be, but that is going to be tough. She won't even let me look in her mouth without throwing a fit
post #2 of 20
yup i do. each one
post #3 of 20
Haven't done the cat's yet, but just bought him a tooth brush to attempt.... but I've always brushed my dog's and the vet is always delighted with her teeth!
post #4 of 20
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms
yup i do. each one

How did you get them used to it? Did you start when they were kittens?
post #5 of 20
I didn't like the options so I didn't vote. I don't brush them but if they needed it then I would.
post #6 of 20
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Originally Posted by squirtle
How did you get them used to it? Did you start when they were kittens?
I started brushing Cupid's teeth when he was a kitten. I started with one of those things you put on your finger. It came with the toothbrush & toothpaste actually. It was to get them used to it. When I started using the toothbrush I would put a little toothpaste on it and let him lick it off. He would start biting it too, which cleaned his teeth a little in the process. Then I started lifting up his lips (lips?) and doing the front teeth, and after he got used to that I started opening his mouth and doing his back teeth.

He doesn't like it, but it doesn't scare him or make him mad.
post #7 of 20
umm nope use dental food and treats
post #8 of 20
I don't, but i give them "Dentabits" which are a treat but for their teeth.

I was given two sample sachets of toothpaste from my vets when i took them for their checkups a couple of months ago, and was told to rub it on their teeth with a clean finger first to get me and them used to it before the actual brush , but i'm not brave enough yet
post #9 of 20
I use Dentabits too! They work really well - my Vet is very impressed by the state of Tibby's and Molly's Teeth!

I didn't vote though, as I didn't think there was an option appropriate to me!
post #10 of 20
Couldn't vote! No option for me as I don't think it's crazy to brush Lucas' teeth, but I just don't because he won't let me anywhere near his mouth, period.
post #11 of 20
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Originally Posted by Sar
I use Dentabits too! They work really well - my Vet is very impressed by the state of Tibby's and Molly's Teeth!
Same was said by mine Sarah when they went for their yearly checkup a couple of months ago, so they must be doing something?!
post #12 of 20
Never! I do not want to end up in the hospital. My cats shows no mercy.
post #13 of 20
Thread Starter 
I didn't mean "No, are you crazy" to mean you thought it was crazy to brush, I meant crazy because the cats would have a fit. I was just trying to be funny, something told me to put a plain old fashion no.
post #14 of 20
Yup, I brush my kits' teeth (well, not Phineas', as he won't allow it, but we're working on that) - my vet told me that it should be done every day, but before that I had never thought of doing it.
post #15 of 20
I don't... They have great teeth!! I give them CET chews. They love them!
post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by squirtle
I didn't mean "No, are you crazy" to mean you thought it was crazy to brush, I meant crazy because the cats would have a fit. I was just trying to be funny, something told me to put a plain old fashion no.
Ok, so just voted No now!
post #17 of 20
I brush both my girls teeth almost every night. I'm lucky, they are pretty easy going. I won't say that they love it, but they aren't the types to shred me up either.

The Vet told me how great their teeth looked when I took them in for a check up. Made me feel good.
post #18 of 20
[quote=Sar]I use Dentabits too! They work really well - my Vet is very impressed by the state of Tibby's and Molly's Teeth!

Can you get Denabits at any pet store? I would really like to start doing this for Harley since he's so young yet, good to get him in good habits with these kind of things!
post #19 of 20
I attempted to brush Oliver's teeth for awhile...lets just say it didn't go very well. And, as far as Emma's concerned...I value my life too much to attempt that with her!
post #20 of 20
Nah, its not my thing and I usually give Taffy those treats that prevent tartar control on the teeth.
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