Have you ever wondered whether it is safe to kiss a cat? What is safer: kissing your cat on the lips or a peck on the head? Here is what vet doctors say:
Some cat owners might think that a cat’s mouth is more hygienic than a human’s. According to Vetwest Animal Hospitals, humans and cats have similar bacteria in their mouths. At the same time cats’ mouth contains bacteria that causes gum disease.
Vet doctors suggest:
To keep your cat’s mouth healthy, you can brush cat’s teeth with a cat toothpaste.
Slowly introduce the toothpaste to the cat by first allowing to lick it from your finger. Then a few days later apply the cat toothpaste to cat’s teeth. It is ok for a cat to swallow this cat toothpaste.
NEVER give a human toothpaste to a cat as it is toxic for cats! Use only a special cat toothpaste. Read handy tips on keeping your cat’s teeth healthy in Ozzi Cat Magazine – Issue 8.