Healthy cat teeth play an important role in the overall health of your cat. With a whopping 90% of cats developing oral concerns over their lifetime, maintaining your cat’s teeth is vital.
As with humans, cats can get tartar buildup, suffer from abscessed teeth, and even develop gum disease. All these things can lead to – not only bad breath but serious health concerns and oral infections over time too.
So, how can you ensure your feline has healthy cat teeth? Allow Pawt4Paws to drill into that for you!
How to Keep Your Cat’s Teeth Healthy
Naturally occurring healthy cat teeth are not a common occurrence – if at all. They actually require proper ‘cat dental care, which includes the right diet as well as brushing their teeth. Although, there are also alternatives to brushing, which we will discuss.
We understand; brushing your cat’s teeth might sound odd, but it is the gold standard for healthy cat teeth. Here’s how you do it…
- Hold your cat gently and calmly on your lap, perhaps petting them to create a positive and rewarding experience each time
- Gently massage their gums with a Q-Tip
- Using a toothbrush or finger brush made for cats, stroke each tooth gently and repeatedly
It is very similar to brushing a small child’s teeth and does not need to be a long process, but it should be thorough.
Keep in mind – if choosing to use toothpaste, only use those designed for cats. Never use the human paste as this will upset your cat’s stomach.
Alternatives to Brushing Your Cat’s Teeth
If brushing your cat’s teeth seems a little too advanced, consider a few different chew toys. These are a great addition to helping your cat manage their own oral health.
As well, chewy cat treats – such as our Wild Salmon Cat Treats, can help to manage plaque and oral health issues, including alleviating pain.
Cat’s will hide their oral pain as an instinctive response to not appear vulnerable. So being ahead of the game by keeping your cat’s teeth healthy will benefit everyone.
How to Check for Signs Your Cat May Have Dental Concerns
How to ensure your feline has healthy cat teeth might seem difficult, and heading into the vet for a “possible concern” can get pricey – we understand. So checking for signs that your cat may have dental concerns is a good first step before investing in a vet visit.
Some warning signs that your cat’s teeth might not be so healthy include…
- Bad Breath
- Bleeding or Dark Red Gums
- Inflamed Gums
- Gum Ulcers
- Drooling or Constant Paw-to-Mouth Actions
- Lack of Appetite
Healthy Cat Teeth: How CBD Can Help
CBD offers a variety of health benefits for cats. Whether helping your cat manage their stress, reduce anxiety or aggression, or provide pain relief, CBD has become the natural treatment of choice for many pet parents.
When it comes to healthy cat teeth, the American Veterinary Medical Association has noted that periodontal disease can show up in both cats and dogs within 3-years of their life. Without proper care and attention, this can lead to serious concerns as well as discomfort.
If you think your cat may be suffering from oral health issues, it is advised to see your vet first.
However, there is also definitely no harm in helping ease your cat’s discomfort by running our CBD oil for Cats on their gums for relief. Using this oil topically can help in the inflammatory response, as well as support their immune system.
At Pawt4Paws our products are made with the highest quality hemp, offering the highest industry standards through third-party testing. We only carry CO2 Extracted Oils which means that they are free of any chemicals.
We recommend starting your pet on a half dosage for the first couple of days, as well as inform your vet that you have started your pet on CBD oil.
A pet in pain often means a pet parent in distress, and Pawt4Paws is here to alleviate your pet’s pain as best we can.
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