Did you know that periodontal disease is one of the most common and overlooked disease in cats? It is caused by bacteria in dental plaque that’s built up on the teeth and gums. We brush, floss and rinse our own teeth every day, on the other hand, cats never brush their tiny cat teeth and certainly do not floss or rinse. As pet parents, we need to step up our cat dental care plan.
Cat nutrition can play a significant role in maintaining optimal dental health. Choosing between wet and dry food, or a combination of both, as well as the right kibble size makes a substantial difference for a pet’s overall dental health. Larger dry kibble pieces are more effective at reducing dental tartar buildup on your cat’s teeth. Regularly giving your cat dental chews also serves as a way to proactively prevent disease caused by poor dental hygiene.