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Discussion in 'Cat Health' started by Graceful-Lily, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

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    Felix's teeth aren't too bad. He does have some tartar on them and mild gingivitis. But that's only because sometimes I forget to brush for months. His breath has also improved since I've been brushing everyday.

    Is there anything else that can help with the tartar and gingivitis? Maybe a specific brand of toothpaste, an herb, drink, or something?

    I currently use these: ARM & HAMMER™ Advanced Pet Care Cat Toothpaste & Brush Set | cat Dental Sprays & Toothbrushes | PetSmart

    I just need something to loosen the tartar enough for me to remove it. His tartar never gets hard because I always pick it off before it gets "permanent".
     
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  2. LTS3

    LTS3 TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    CET makes a tartar control toothpaste. The seafood and beef ones are the tartar control ones.

    It looks like CET is making the cat dental chews again: C.E.T.® Oral Hygiene Chews for Cats It takes awhile for a cat to gnaw a chew apart into small enough pieces to swallow.
     
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  3. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

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    @LTS3 - Is baking soda safe to use? This is what I was using before daily. A little on a damp paper towel...

    Or maybe this? [​IMG]
     
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  4. LTS3

    LTS3 TCS Member Staff Member Forum Helper

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    I don't think seaweed or anything plant-like would help with dental care.

    Baking soda in large amounts can cause foamy vomit. A teeny amount likely wouldn't hut. I'd still stick with pet toothpaste.
     

  5. Graceful-Lily

    Graceful-Lily Thread Starter TCS Member Super Cat

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    Well, there are a lot of positive reviews so it wouldn't hurt to try.

    Thanks for your help! :hearthrob:
     

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