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It is always best to start with a visit to your veterinarian and a professional dental cleaning if needed. Your veterinarian can show you the best way to brush your pet's teeth. Once that has been addressed, you can help by caring for your pet's teeth at home.

Caring for our pets' teeth has come a long way. It used to be just a toothbrush and some pet toothpaste. Now, a variety of brushes, wipes, spays, gels, treats and chew toys are available to keep your pet's breath fresh and teeth and gums healthy.

What works best for your dog? Your cat? What tips do you have for making pet dental care part of your routine?


My cats have had perfect dental health for 16 years using science diet oral care, I also give wet food for kidneys.

How do I know if my cat has bad breath?

My cat has "cat food" breath and I have noticed he is drooling more lately (well, I see evidence of it where he lays most of the time). His grooming is fine. But I have noticed his breath smells strongly of cat food. I wouldn't call it malodorous though. So I don't know if it is bad breath?? EDITOR'S NOTE: please see - http://vetmedicine.about.com/od/cathealthfaqs/f/Does-My-Cat-Have-Bad-Breath.htm
—Guest MsJamie

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