Dental care in Cats
To keep your cat healthy and fit it must have healthy teeth and gums, a cat canít clean its teeth itself, so you must clean its teeth yourself or make proper arrangements for its dental care. You must be serious towards its dental care otherwise its teeth may rot. Catís teeth need regular clean up and you may consult a veterinary doctor regarding excellent teeth and gum cleaning practices. Catís teeth help them in chewing their food and if they are not provided with dental care, they may lose their fitness.
Your catís teeth need a regular checkup and cleaning, so you must pay attention towards its teeth and gum and clean its teeth once or twice a month. You can clean your catís teeth yourself or your veterinary doctor will serve this service for you. You can use chewable and eatable teeth cleaning medicines to clean your catís teeth.
A normal kitten develops thirty-six teeth within six months. After this period, you must start brushing your catís teeth. Regular brushing to their teeth will ensure healthy teeth and gums. Catís toothbrush must have soft bristles. You can use childrenís toothbrush or your finger to clean catís teeth. Catís teeth require special attention and you must use special catís toothpaste and special toothbrush for cleaning its teeth.
Catís teeth need gentle brushing and that is restricted to outer surface primarily, later you can brush inner surface too. Start brushing the teeth from bottom to the tip and in a circular motion. If tartar is developed into the cavity of teeth then your catís teeth require professional check up and cleaning.
You must visit a veterinary doctor for your catís regular checkup. If it shows symptoms of any diseases you must consult your veterinary doctor. Some of the symptoms a cat may develop due to improper dental care include red gums, tartar, cavity formation, bad smell in breathing, and difficulty in chewing soft foodstuffs.
Gum diseases are very common and may prove to be fatal. Your cat may ignore foodstuffs and avoid eating its favorite foodstuff due to gum diseases. Some of the symptoms in gum diseases are swollen gums, bad breath, bleeding, dark spots, drooling etc. A regular brushing will protect your cat from gum diseases.