5 Tips for Cleaning Cat Teeth

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You can also train your eye to detect and prevent potentially harmful diseases.
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Just as you brush and floss between trips to the dentist, your cat can avoid painful diseases with regular oral care. A daily -- or at least twice weekly -- cleaning at home will keep his teeth and gums sound. It will also make you familiar with any changes in your cat's mouth. Foul feline breath can be an early sign of dental distress. Excessive licking, drooling or difficulty chewing are other indicators of a cat's oral discomfort. If you see red or bleeding gums, lesions, or discolored teeth, make an immediate appointment for your vet to examine the cat's mouth.

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