Cat Teeth Cleaning
Usually people get scared when they have to clean their cat’s teeth. However this task is easier than many people would think. There are two ways to clean your cat’s teeth. You can do it at home or you can go to a veterinary.
The first option is recommended in prevention and you should start doing it when your cat is still little. Even if your cat’s teeth don’t require cleaning you can start to desensitize your kitten by rubbing its gums with your fingers. You should do that daily or every 2 days. Even if your cat is an adult you shouldn’t be worried. They can also be trained.
Doing this exercise every day will help your cat get ready for the home dental care that you can do. There are two kinds of home dental care. The first one involves preventing the plaque by using a zinc based substance. The second one implies brushing you cat’s teeth.
For the first matter you will have to buy some of the zinc-based products that change the pH in your cat’s mouth and keep the plaque away. You can apply these products directly on your cat’s gums or you can add them in your cat’s water bowl.
The second matter involves brushing your cat’s teeth. If you do a little research you will find out that there are cleaning kits that include brushes, wands and also cat toothpaste. Repeating these dental care methods three times every week will make the veterinary dental care unnecessary.
Here are some useful tips that will help you when it comes to cat teeth cleaning. Make this action pleasant for your cat. Try to lower your voice and treat your cat with kindness while performing the dental care. Cover your cat with a towel to avoid unwanted claws from disturbing you. Also it is wise to clean each mouth section one at a time. It is recommended to do less with good results than more with no result.
If you think you’re not able to perform the above mentioned tasks than you should ask for a veterinary’s help. Most veterinaries have surgical equipment for cleaning kitty teeth but also for extractions or scaling. Prices for a complete dental care can vary depending on how damaged are your cat’s teeth.
Before performing the anesthesia a veterinary will probably do some blood tests to see if your cat has any infections and heart diseases. The veterinary will also ask you to stop feeding the cat after midnight.
Keep in mind that in order to succeed cleaning your cat’s teeth you must have a positive attitude.