Choose The Right Time and Place
Find the time & place of routine where you and the cat feel calm and comfortable to perform a dental cleansing ritual.
Prepare Tools And Materials
Most important is toothpaste or gel used to clean teeth. Toothpaste or gel can be obtained in petshop-petshop, look for non-spicy / mint taste that is not excessive and safe when swallowed. Better yet toothpaste with a taste of food.
Familiarize The Cat With The Process Of Cleaning The Teeth
Not every cat enjoys cleaning his teeth, let alone cleaned first. Small cats from their clean teeth usually enjoy this cleaning process. Even they feel uncomfortable when their teeth are not cleaned.
Open His Mouth
Press the ends of both corners of the mouth with the middle finger and thumb. The other hand opened the front end of the lower jaw. Familiarize the cat with this process and also familiarize your technique. Or it can also directly open the cheek from the side, without having to open his jaw.
Use A Touch Of Toothbrush
Once accustomed to toothpaste or gel and finger touch on the teeth or gums, newly introduced with a toothbrush. After applying toothpaste or gel, toothbrush with a circular motion/twist.
Initially, Do Not Need All Teeth Brushed
Enough canine teeth and the 1-2 tooth next to it. This process needs to be done every day to get used to. The next day, after more familiar with the number of teeth that have been cleaned can be added until the entire teeth can be cleaned.
Cleaning With Abrasive Cloth
Stop the brushing process while the cat still enjoys it. Once accustomed, it only takes about 30 seconds to clean the teeth on the side. You do not have to worry too much about inner hygiene because the cat’s tongue is like a brush. Sometimes it is necessary to clean it up. The formation of tartar on the inside is much slower than the outside.
Stop the process of cleaning the teeth immediately when the cat starts to look stressed.
In the beginning, the tooth cleaning process can make you & the cat stress. Once accustomed, the process becomes fun. Congratulations brushing your teeth!