This is what we started with when we were first brushing our cats' teeth. We needed something that we would be able to use to start them off right away since one of the cats had gums that were swelling. This was a great basic kit with everything that we needed. Not sure what the toothpaste is meant to taste like, but the cats don't seem to picky about the flavor overall. They are patient with their teeth being brushed. We only use the finger brush from this kit, the actual toothbrush was too hard to work with.