Today, I’m letting the staff take over the blog because she has an important message for y’all. The only reason I’m letting her do this is a) it involves tuna juice and b) you guys get a chance to win a prize from Q-tips® at the end of the post.
Thanks, Romeo. Caroline here. One of the most important things you can do for your cat’s health is to take care of his teeth.
Regular visits to the vet for a cleaning is imperative. Most vets say once a year and some even recommend twice a year.
Periodontal disease, caused by a build up of plaque, can first lead to gingivitis (painful inflammation of gums) and over time, bacteria and infection can lead to more major health issues.
In between cleanings by the vet, brushing your cat’s teeth can go a long way in helping keep plaque build up to a minimum.
You might laugh at the idea of your cat letting you brush his teeth but if you can do it, you should try. Brushing every day is ideal but anything is good.
You can use a cat toothbrush, dental wipes, your finger or…. even a Q-tip!
Below is a video that demonstrates how to do this but it’s pretty easy if your cat is willing.
If your cat is willing.
One way to make your cat more willing is to dip your Q-tip in tuna juice. The key here is to scrape off the plaque from your cat’s teeth so anything that makes it easier to get in there to provide that extra friction is good!
Remember, take your cat to the vet for regular dental care and do your best in between visits to do as much brushing as you can.
And, guess what? We’re giving away a $50 Petco gift card, courtesy of our friends at Q-tips® ! All you have to do is visit the Q-tips® Facebook page and tell me in the comments below what new tip for using Q-tips® that you learned there.
Leave a comment by Thursday, August 16 at Noon, EST to enter.
Good luck and thanks for participating!
As you probably guessed, this is a sponsored post. We received Q-tips® product from Unilever, the makers of Q-tips® and compensation for sharing this info with you….but our tips are our own and we LOVE Q-tips in our household so are happy to promote them here!