Will my cat enjoy his food more after teeth cleaning?

Cat teeth cleaning at a veterinary clinic

The question really comes from a Reddit.com post in which the owner of an old cat asks whether her cat will feel better after he has had the hard calculus (tartar) removed from around his teeth by her veterinarian. She almost answers the question herself. Her cat was sedated rather than anaesthetised generally which …

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Calling all kitten adopters. Start them on chicken bones!

This is the advice of Dr Bruce Fogle DVM MRVS, the world’s best-known veterinarian/author. By birth he is Canadian, living in England. “I was born on February 17, 1944 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where I was raised and educated, graduating in 1970 with a DVM degree (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) from the Ontario Veterinary …

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8 tips on battling periodontal disease in domestic cats

2 tools to better feline oral health

Dental hygiene chews, and a mixture of dry and wet can help maintain feline oral health combined with owner checks on oral health and teeth cleaning. Update: I’m writing this a day later. I bought some dental hygiene chews on Amazon. They look like small dry cat food pellets. They are not chewy. My …

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How to check a cat’s mouth for oral health

Vet opening a cat's mouth

How do you check your cat’s teeth, gums and mouth generally? It’s important to do it but very difficult to carry out. Even using the standard veterinary technique, which I refer to below, many cats are reluctant to have their mouths examined. They might need to be restrained or sedated by a veterinarian. I …

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Brush your Cat’s Teeth: Keep Kitty’s Mouth Clean and Healthy!

Cleaning a cat's teeth

Are cats truly “low maintenance” pets? Although many folks keep promoting domestic felines as easy keepers (especially when compared to canines), there is a considerable amount of work involved if the guardian has made the commitment to give their kitty all the essential care that is needed to help maintain robust health. While it’s …

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Cat Health Tip: Checking for Gum Disease

There are two important aspects to feline gum disease which come to my mind…(a) gum disease is fairly common, almost universal – one of the top 10 most common cat health problems (probably) and (b) it it easy to overlook it because cats don’t complain and it is quite tricky to get a good …

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Cat Has Black Gums

by Michael (London, UK) This cat with healthy gums has black pigment on the roof of the mouth – photo by Aki Jinn (see base of page for link) A number of people who keep cats are concerned that their cat has black gums. My cat, Charlie, has black gums or a better description …

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