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problembottom Wed 09-Mar-16 17:24:53

Can anyone recommend a toothbrush and toothpaste for cats please? My puss has been for a check up - we have to brush them every day as he has plaque. I didn't know people actually brushed cats' teeth! I'm sure he's going to take it well...

cozietoesie Wed 09-Mar-16 18:38:50

I tried it and failed, I'm afraid - with two cats. Another poster might be able to give you more positive thoughts though. smile

iloveeverykindofcat Wed 09-Mar-16 18:39:05

We use CET toothbrush and toothpaste kit (ebay usually has it). You just have to get them used to it very very gradually - first let them sniff the brush, then stroke their cheeks with it, let them taste the toothpaste, then just inch the brush a bit more towards their mouths everyday and finally put the paste on the brush.
In the meantime there's a paste called Logic you can just offer them to eat which reduces plaque, and drops you can add to drinking water if they drink a lot.

cozietoesie Wed 09-Mar-16 18:52:58

How long did 'very very gradually' take?

RobotMenu Wed 09-Mar-16 19:00:31

I've got the Logic paste. I put a blob in her bowl after her last meal and she licks it up. I don't know how much it really helps, but at least I feel I'm doing something. I haven't had any luck with the brush yet, but can't say I've tried too hard as I didn't want her to find it negative.

iloveeverykindofcat Wed 09-Mar-16 19:18:33

Zara about a month. Bibi about a week because she likes anything that goes in her mouth in case it's food. The month is probably more normal.

problembottom Thu 10-Mar-16 00:02:11

Thank you, will order for items mentioned and give it a go. I am laughing at the thought of his indignation when I try and brush his teeth!

Daftaboutthecat Thu 10-Mar-16 17:27:04

I used to use plaque off for my dog you get it from Amazon I'm sure you can also use it for cats.

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