With the amount of time they spend grooming and preening, it seems like cats need no help from humans to stay clean. Still, our vet expert Dr. Leslie has some thoughts about adding teeth brushing to your furry friend’s grooming routine.

Cat dental health is really important

Dr. Leslie says, “Periodontal disease is the most commonly reported health problem in cats, with over 75% of cats over three years of age having dental disease.” This means you really need to make taking care of kitty’s dental health a priority. It can be daunting to try and start this routine, so you might want to take a peek at our list of cat dental tips (they also work for kittens) before you take the plunge. Your cat will thank you.

A treat can help do the trick

You can supplement your brushing routine with treats like Meow Mix® Brushing Bites® Made With Real Chicken. Remember also that eating dry food and drinking lots of water is a great way for your kitty to help keep her mouth clean.