Getting into the habit
It’s a good practice to start caring for your kitty’s teeth while they are young. Plaque and tartar can build up anytime in a cat's life. If left unattended, these bacteria can develop into big problems as your cat ages.
Start regularly brushing your cat’s teeth and massaging their gums as early as their kitten phase. Not only does this help their teeth and gums develop cleanly, but it also trains your cat about regular dental hygiene. The more your cat understands that dental hygiene is a part of life, the easier it will be to maintain the routine when they get bigger. Just watch out on your ﬁrst few tries (avoid bites) and reach out to your local team for support and guidance.
You can also keep things fun with dental chew toys and snacks. These are great for any cat, not just teething kittens, because they are designed to naturally clean teeth while the cat gnaws on them. There are plenty of these toys and snacks to choose from on the market, so check with your vet which ones will ﬁt best with your cat’s diet.
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