Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: November 1, 2022 by Crystal Uys
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Dental disease is the most frequently diagnosed health problem in cats. 70 to 90 percent of cats have some level of dental disease. If left untreated, it can lead to health problems for your cat, ranging from bad breath, dental pain and loose teeth to systemic illnesses that can be life-threatening. The most effective way to prevent dental disease: brushing.
Ideally, you get your cat used to this when she’s still a kitten, but even older cats can learn to accept having their teeth brushed.
And before you say “I can’t brush my cat’s teeth,” consider that a regular effective home care program will reduce the need for professional cleanings under anesthesia, which is not only better for your cats, but also for your budget.
If you’ve never tried bushing your cat’s teeth, take a look at this 4-week training program from the Cornell Feline Health Center. With patience and dedication, even the most stubborn cats will usually accept having their teeth brushed.
There are several different feline toothbrushes on the market. The newest entry is Cateeth, a silicone brush with soft bristles that cover the entire surface of the brush head.
Cateeth brush features
- Patent pending professional design ensures quick and complete teeth cleaning
- 360 degree coverage of soft bristles over the entire surface of the brush head, including the tip
- Made from FDA food grade non-toxic, BPA free silicone
- Sturdy handle with solid stainless steel interior
My take on the Cateeth brush
One of the challenges with brushing cats’ teeth is that you’re working in a very small space, with limited time. Even after you’ve gotten your cat used to having her teeth brush, you usually only have so much time before your cat will start fussing. This brush will allow you to brush more teeth in a shorter period of time because of it’s 360° design.
The brush feels softer to me than other cat toothbrushes, and it’s even softer than the pediatric toothbrush I’ve been using for Allegra. Ruby has no teeth left.
Putting the Cateeth brush to the test
Allegra took to the brush right away. She let me brush for quite a bit longer than she usually does with the pediatric brush. I found the Cateeth brush so much easier to navigate, and between the extended time I was able to brush, and the more efficient design, I’m hoping that we’ll continue to be able to keep Allegra’s teeth as healthy as possible.
I think this brush is simply brilliant. In fact, I love it so much that I’m awarding it our coveted Seal of Approval.
The Cateeth brush is available from Amazon.
*The Conscious Cat is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. This means that if you decide to purchase through any of our links, we get a small commission. We only spread the word about products and services we’ve either used or would use ourselves. I received a sample brush from the manufacturer. I also received a fee for featuring this product. Receiving the free product and the fee did not influence my review. All reviews on The Conscious Cat always reflect my honest and unbiased opinion, or, as the case may be, Allegra and Ruby’s honest opinion.
Ingrid King is an award-winning author, former veterinary hospital manager, and veterinary journalist who is passionate about cats.