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Poor Dori doesn't know it yet, but she is in for a suprise!

post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
I ran over to Petsmart at lunch time today to kill some time. I was planning to buy Dori and Brody both a new toy. As I was walking around I came across the care & grooming section and saw toothbrushes. I decided it really is about time I begin getting Dori used to a toothbrush. I have never tried it before and she all ready needs a teeth cleaning. I know this isn't going to be easy, but I have to start somewhere. I am hoping she likes the taste of the paste, if not I know I am doomed

I bought a toothbrush for Brody too so he didn't feel left out. Hopefully I make it through the weekend with all my fingers intact.
post #2 of 13
Good luck! I know I wouldn't live to tell the tale!
post #3 of 13
Heck I would be a bloody mess if I tried that! The dogs would eat the tooth brush and tooth paste. Besides dog slobber is not my favorite thing!
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well so much for the support I was looking for when I created the thread!

post #5 of 13
Mine are fussy with the paste and I have three different kinds - two Magnum will bite me for and the other he will sit and eat from the tube

Bumps will use any kind and Boomer has salmon flavoured and Scully have beef flavoured. They all were ok with 'kittydent' but I haven't been able to find it.

Oh and they have different types of toothbrush too so even if it doesn't go well first time it may work out with a finger brush rather than a handled brush etc
post #6 of 13
Start with a finger brush, and dip in some tuna juice or something yummy like that. Then she'll associate it with something happy!

Polly is tolerant, so I just wedge her between my knees, force her mouth open and brush away.
post #7 of 13
I'm sure you'll all have a lot of fun, Tanya!

My lot are all tolerable of having their teeth brushed! I use Logic on a baby toothbrush and it doesn't seem to phase them!

At least they have new toys too!
post #8 of 13

PM me if you remember once you've tried it. Mama has cavities(the poor thing). The vet said some cats just seems to be prone to it and she's one of them. He gave me little kitty toothbrush and kitty toothpaste. I haven't had the energy to attempt this yet. Good Luck !
post #9 of 13
Thread Starter 
Well, I think it is going to be a success with Brody. He wanted to chew on the toothbrush which made it easier to brush.

Dori wanted nothing to do with it. She wouldn't even taste the paste, and I tried letting her sniff the little toothbrush, and the other little brush that slips over my finger. I think I may try to tuna juice though.. That is a great idea.

Chris, I am going to try again tonight and will pm you and let you know how it goes
post #10 of 13
Do you still have all your fingers, Tanya? I tried the toothbrush bit about three years ago, and never attempted it again.
post #11 of 13
Good luck! I love the CET products - my cats have the poultry flavored paste and they really like it.
post #12 of 13
Miss A luuurves the malt-flavored toothpaste (Petromalt, I think)? She is not overly fond of the brush--I use the fingerbrush--but if she gets some paste in her mouth it's better than nothing, according to my vet.
post #13 of 13
Oh would i love to be a fly on the wall in your house when you try again
Hell would have to freeze over the day Rosie lets me inside her mouth with a toothbrush Sarah(sar) put me onto the Logic toothpaste and it's brilliant
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