I was recently asked by The J.M Smucker Company to create some unique tips for using a product and I wanted to share with you 5 tips on keeping your cat’s mouth clean. Fisher is our cat. We love him fiercely. He is a part of our family. In our family, we pay attention to our health. Oral healthcare is part of that process. Did you know 85% of cats show signs of oral disease by 3 years of age? 95% of cat owners agree tooth and gum problems can cause more serious health problems. So what are you doing about your cat’s oral health?

Did you know that a cat has 30 teeth once they reach adulthood. Since cats are cats, they can’t very well use a toothbrush can they? That leaves the brushing up to you!


6 Ways You Can Help Keep Your Cat’s Teeth Clean

Get Your Cat A Checkup

boy-catIt is important you take your cat to the vet to get his regular checkups including a look at his gums and teeth. Dental health issues can be detected early and if they aren’t can lead to serious health complications.

Establish A Routine

cat in chair If you check and clean your cat’s teeth on a regular basis then you and your cat will become used to the procedure. Establishing a routine will soon become a healthy habit. If you start this as kittens by simply wiping gauze on their gums, they will get used to it.

Kitty Treats

You can purchase tasty treats that help care for teeth from Walmart or Walmart.com. Meow Mix Brushing Bits are specially designed to help clean cats’ teeth by helping to control plaque and tartar. They are made with real chicken or salmon for a delicious taste, so you cat will love them. Check out Fisher in the video!

Fisher loves Meow Mix Brushing Bites! Bursting with tasty flavors your cat will love, Meow Mix Brushing Bites are crunchy treats that are not only fortified with Vitamin D and Calcium to help support strong teeth and bones, but these crunchy treats specially designed to help keep your cat’s teeth clean by reducing plaque and tartar when fed daily.

Learn How

keep your cat happy As simple as this may seem, brushing your cat’s teeth isn’t a skill you’re born with. You need to learn how to do it the most effective way. My cat has serious claws and gets irritated when I irritate him. If you use a special toothpaste, he’ll have to get used to the flavor of the “kitty toothpaste.” Cupping his chin by cradling him in your arms, you can then lift up his lip to clean his teeth. They actually make kitty toothbrushes but guaze on your finger work well too.

Variety Is The Spice of Life

Purina Cat A variety of foods should be offered to your ferocious feline. Your pet’s diet should consist of wet as well as dry food and plenty of water should be made available. [td_smart_list_end] meow-mix Meow Mix Brushing Bites can be found at your local Walmart and will also be available on WALMART.COM soon. For now, you can find out more about Meow Mix Brushing Bites HERE.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.