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5. CATS TEETH

A cats mouth is the site of a high level of bacteria. Some breeds (persians) particularly suffer from poor teeth & F.I.V. + cats can require extra cleaning & attention to that area during check ups at the vets. 

Cats often suffer with dental problems

The mouth is a site for bacteria but cats (obviously) do not brush their teeth. They also have a higher apparent pain threshold & the often the only sign of a serious dental problem can be smelly breath. Another sign can be when a cat goes off its food - especially hard or dry foods. 

There are daily toothpoastes & treatments available, but most of these are not proven to be effective & can be costly.

Regular check ups with the vet, who may descale a cats teeth, is the best way of preventing seriouse dental problems (not to mention smelly breath).

Dry food is also recomended so less residues are left behind which can cause plaque.

Teeth designed by nature to clamp & shear

Teeth designed by nature to clamp & shear

Cats teeth have nerve ending clusters around them so they can feel what they are biting into

Cats teeth have nerve ending clusters around them so they can feel what they are biting into

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