Many bipeds could take an example of the cleanliness of the velvet paws! Whoever observes his cat realizes that the babies spend hours every day cleaning and cleaning – which person can keep up? At the same time, this not only cares for the cat’s body but also her soul.
When it comes to body care, however, not only should the coat be cleaned regularly – a healthy cat will do this until a certain age – but skin, claws, and teeth should be examined from time to time and given a care if necessary.
Today we’ll take our teeth first.
How many teeth does a cat actually have?
Have you ever counted them?
When you yawn or meow you get to face them, but this is usually so fast that you do not comply with the counting.
In total, the kitten has 26 deciduous teeth, 30 permanent teeth then have the adult cat: each half of the jaw are the 3 incisors, 1 corner or Fang, in the upper jaw 3 molars front in the upper and lower jaw and 1 each back molar. You should look at it once a week closer and clean.
Best you already get the kittens to clean the bit; then this is a ritual that already knows the little ones and runs without problems. The fact that you push on toothbrush and paste is sometimes not easy for cats; Then you should lure them and make the whole thing tasty: special toothbrushes for babies, delicious pastes that even fishy or meaty mouth, can facilitate brushing.
But many hard-boiled toothbrush opponents who denied you access to the dentition, you can still not convince.
These contemporaries you should offer high-quality dry food. Unlike wet food, dry food does not stick so much in the teeth. It has to be chewed vigorously and also trains the muscles in the teeth. Deposits are thus partially removed during chewing.
There is also toothpaste that you can add directly to the food or treats to help clean the teeth. But all these additions do not persist in the long run halitosis, plaque or tartar.
Altered staining often indicates inflammation of the gums. If that’s the case, you should not “tinker” yourself, but introduce your velvet paw to a vet.