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5 Fascinating Facts About Your Cat's Teeth

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, pets, protection, cats )

- 1982 days ago -
Feline teeth are a wonder -- and quite scary. Find out why they got that way.

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Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:04 am
Have you ever tried to brush a cat's teeth? Want your fingers?

Kerrie G (116)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:34 am
Noted, thanks.

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:39 am
Noted. Thanks, Cher.

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:51 am
Noted. Thanks so much, Cher.

Kathleen R (138)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 12:46 pm
read & noted

michelle t (41)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 12:59 pm

Dianne D (490)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:19 pm
Interesting to me. I've had broken teeth, cavities, etc. to deal with in the past with my cats, so I know a little about teeth. My cats get their dentals until they get too old to go under.

Thomas P (280)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 5:43 pm
Noted...very interesting

Christeen A (371)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:43 pm
Thank you for sharing this interesting article with us.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:59 pm
Interesting; shared

Gloria picchetti (304)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:21 pm
Michel had a couple teeth pulled over the years. Once I called from work to see how it went. The vet receptionists told me two teeth were pulled. She read the wrong cat's report. I cried my heart out. Then I called a friend who is also a vet. He said it would be fine. It was OK anyway. They just pulled one. He had had another pulled a couple years earlier. I think vets don't like neurotic pet owners too much!

Julie F (68)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:37 pm
thank you

Maureen C (4)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:34 pm
You can brush your cat's teeth: the outside gum-line of the back teeth is the main problem area, and that is easy to do --inside edges are another story! Just don't use human toothpaste, 'cause they won't rinse and spit.

I'm currently swiping one cat's gumline with hydrogen peroxide to knock down some gingivitis (yes, cats can get gingivitis) before she goes in for a cleaning. This treatment has worked well for my mouth, too, when I've had inflamed spots. A cat has to swallow at least a tablespoon of hydrogen peroxide to induce vomiting, so a couple of drops in the mouth are safe.


Danuta W (1250)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:55 am

Ruth C (87)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:09 am
I try to brush my kitties teeth, its hard, so I take them to the Doctor and have him clean their teeth.

Carol H (229)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:32 am
interesting!! thanks Cher, noted

Jaime Alves (52)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:56 am
Noted, thanks.
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