Hi everyone! Would you like to learn a bit more about caring for your cat's teeth and oral hygiene? Me and Ragsy are here with a few tips and a bit more information on how to keep your cat's mouth healthy.
Caring for your cat's teeth and gums isn't something that we as cat owners automatically think about But caring for your cat's oral health can help give them a better quality of life Now, last year Rags had 7 teeth taken out after knocking one of her front fangs And an infection developing.
Unfortunately, cats can be very good at hiding their discomfort.
There are a few signs to look out out for and ways that you can help.
Number one: Tooth Fractures Cats who have been in accidents or suffered any sort of trauma can suffer with tooth fractures.
If you notice your can pouring out of their mouth or going off their food or grooming it's quite possible that this might have happened.
It's important for you to take your cat to the vet to get this looked at.
When this occurs the tooth is usually removed as root canal or repairs aren't usually done on cats in their mouths Number two: Bad breath Another indication that something's wrong with your cat's oral health is them developing bad breath.
This is a second thing we have noticed with Rags when she had damaged one of her teeth.
Now I know cats aren't known for their minty fresh breath But if you notice your cat has developed worse breath than usual The best thing to do is to book them in for a vet's appointment for a check up Number Three: Drooling.
If you notice your cat drooling, especially if they haven't had any prior dental issues This could be a sign of tooth decay or gum disease The best way to avoid this happening in the first place Is to make sure your cat has regular dental check ups and cleanings.
Either with you brushing her teeth or them doing it at a vet's appointment Also ensure that your cat gets regular dental treat.
To help keep their gums healthy.
If you notice your cat drooling, a quick check of their gums will let you know if they need a vet's appointment Inflamed gums really need treating.
Adjusting a diet.
Once Rags had her teeth taken out And if your cat needs any kind of dental surgery Afterwards it is best to have to have your cat on a predominantly dry food diet This helps Ragsy's gums feel well and stay healthy You can get special dental food from your vet, but we're advised That a predominantly dry food diet over wet food would be just as good Year on from this mostly dry food, Rags is just as happy and healthy as she was before Most important thing to remember with this though is if your cat is on a mostly dry diet Make sure that they have a constant supply of water Number five: Brushing the teeth tips Now, if you do want to brush your cats teeth at home, it is best to introduce this at a young age And introduce it slowly You can get a special cat cat tooth brush from your vet's or from pet shops And one of the most important things to remember is not to use human toothpaste Because that is toxic to cats You can get special cat toothpaste from your vet's or from any good pet shop Thanks for watching this video guys! We really hope you enjoyed it! If you have any additional dental or oral hygiene tips wit your cat Please feel free to leave them in the comment section below.
And if you did like this video, please give us a big thumbs up! If you haven't done so already, hit that subscribe button And me and Rags, we will see you next week! Bye! Say bye Ragsy! No, I'm not going anywhere Who's a good girl? Hello Ragsy! You don't mind not having many teeth, do you? You're quite happy Your the happy kind You can't bite me, you haven't got many teeth!.