While some effects of dental disease are irreversible, prevention is easier than you might think. Follow these steps to maintaining your cat’s oral health so you can both smile and cuddle for a lifetime.

The Right Daily Tartar Control: One of the easiest ways to keep your cat’s mouth clean between veterinary visits is to brush his teeth daily. Another alternative is to feed him treats that help reduce tartar accumulation.

The unique teeth-cleaning shape, texture and great taste of FELINE GREENIES Dental Treats help prevent the buildup of tartar accumulation on your cat’s teeth — the two leading contributors of dental health issues — and will stir up purrs of joy.

Plus, FELINE GREENIES Dental Treats are the #1 vet recommended dental treats to help reduce tartar buildup, clean teeth, and freshen breath*.

When choosing dental treat, look for a reputable product. Some are not clinically proven to deliver oral health solutions.

One way to know it’s a good choice is the VOHC seal. The Veterinary Oral Health Council affirms that FELINE GREENIES dental treats are clinically proven to be effective in slowing plaque and tartar buildup on cats’ teeth—one of few brands to claim this honor. Visit www.vohc.org for more information.

Watching for Signs:

By checking your cat’s mouth regularly, you can catch problems in the early stages. Be on the watch out for these symptoms:

  • Especially stinky breath
  • Yellowing/discoloration of teeth
  • Reddening or whitening of gums (pink is healthy)

Also, keep an eye on your cat’s eating habits. If you notice he’s eating more slowly or carefully, or not playing with his usual toys, look further for signs of an oral health problem and contact your vet.

Regular Exams: During your annual well visit, your vet will examine your cat’s mouth. The vet will let you know if you need to adjust your pet’s diet or schedule a professional cleaning.

*Among U.S. veterinarians that recommend dental treats for at-home oral care