Have You Checked Your Cat's Teeth Recently?

Felix the Golden Persian

Cats cannot brush their own teeth. This may seem like stating the obvious, but there are a huge number of cats out there with severe dental disease that desperately need treatment. Most owners are unaware of their cats teeth problem until either a vet checks the cats mouth, or the mouth becomes so sore and breath so foul that the owners attention is drawn to it.


What's in Your Persian's Mouth?

Inflamed Gums

Your Persian's mouth can be much like a Petri dish, and as a Persian owner, you'd better be on your guard. Perhaps you've been unpleasantly surprised by a furry friend's pungent yawn blasting you in the face. Or maybe you've peeled back your Persian's lips at some point and discovered puffy, reddened flesh at the gumline.

Pet Food and What's in It?


This report explores the differences between what consumers think they are buying and what they are actually getting. It focuses in very general terms on the most visible name brands — the pet food labels that are mass-distributed to supermarkets and discount stores — but there are many highly respected brands that may be guilty of the same offenses.


Dental Hygiene

Tartar & Gingivitis
Like humans, Persians can accumulate tartar on their teeth. Additionally, they can certainly develop gingivitis. Proper dental care is a good habit to start when your cat is at a young age. Talk to your vet about scheduling a regular teeth cleaning. You can also clean your cat's teeth in between vet visits. A good place to look for dental care products is Revival Animal Health.

Bad Breath


Raw: Risks vs. Benefits

Raw Decision

You will find most 'mainstream' vets are anti-raw. The risk is there, but it's minimal. I know of animals that have gotten parasitic organisms from eating 'premium' quality commercial foods. So it's just a matter of deciding what risk is the lesser of two evils.

Normal, healthy cats are designed to kill, eat, and digest raw meat. They are able to handle normal amounts of organisms and bacteria found in raw meat.



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