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Cat Toothbrush - How to Select the Right Cat Toothbrush

 
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There are several new products on the market that help cat owners care for their cat's teeth including a cat toothbrush. Various styles of cat tooth brushes are available for brushing your cats teeth including a relative standard style toothbrush with a slightly different angle that works best for your cats mouth, a double ended tooth brush, finger cots (which are like glove fingers with bristles that allow you to brush using your finger) and brush your cat's teeth – especially the teeth in the back of the mouth.

Features to Consider in Cat Toothbrushes

  • Style
  • Size relative to size of your cat

    Desirable Features in a Cat Toothbrush

  • Easy to Use
  • Cat doesn't mind it
  • Effective
  • Safe

    Features to Avoid

  • Utensils with sharp edges that could cause harm to your cat's mouth

    Ideal Choice of Cat Toothbrush

  • The ideal choice is a product that works for your cat and is easy to use. For cats, the finger cot style brushes often work best. You basically place the finger cot on your finger (usually your index finder works best), apply a small amount of paste and gently rub back and forth over your cat's teeth. For some cats the more standard style brushes may work best because their mouths are smaller and harder to get your finger around all their teeth. You may need to experiment with what works best for your cat.

    Shopping & Safety Tips for Buying a Cat Toothbrush

  • Be careful – don't get bit when trying to brush your cat's teeth, Start gradually by introducing the cat toothbrush with a bit of flavored paste and praising your cat by smelling it or licking at it.
  • Start slowly. Don't try to brush all your cats' teeth on day one.
  • Get your cat used to brushing by starting out with a gloved finger or piece of gauze and cleaner. Take your time getting them comfortable with the brushing action. You do not need to do the entire mouth each time, and may want to work in sections. Next, you can try a finger brush or a cat toothbrush, depending on their level of tolerance.
  • Be gentle.
  • Brush every day or every other day for the best benefit.
  • Read "How to Brush Your Cat's Teeth" to get started.
  • Be careful not to brush too hard or injure your cat while using a pet toothbrush.
  • Also, see the article on choosing the right toothpaste (INSERT LINK)



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