Three Steps to Give Your Cat a Healthy Smile

May 06, 2017

1. Clean Teeth Daily
One of the easiest ways to keep your cat’s mouth clean between veterinary visits is to brush their teeth daily. But, let’s be real—getting into Fort Knox is probably easier than accessing our cat’s mouths against their will. An alternative to brushing is giving them a daily dental treat that helps reduce tartar accumulation. FELINE GREENIES™ Dental Treats are designed to clean teeth and gums while cats chew.

2. Check for Warning Signs
Keep an eye on your cat’s eating habits. If you notice they are eating slower or more carefully or they are acting more distant than usual, look further for signs of an oral health problem and contact your vet. By checking your cat’s mouth regularly, you can catch problems early. Be on the lookout for these symptoms:

  • Especially stinky breath
  • Yellowing/discoloration of teeth
  • Reddening or whitening of gums (pink is healthy)

3. Get Semi-Annual Exams
During your well visits, your vet will examine your cat’s mouth. They will let you know if you need to adjust your pet’s routine or if they need a professional cleaning. Scheduling these vet check-ups twice a year is the key to prevention and a healthy smile.