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Brushing teeth?

Discussion in 'Savannah Cat Questions? Need Savannah Cat Advice?' started by Ashley, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Ashley

    Ashley Savannah Super Cat

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    Do you brush your Savannah's teeth regularly?

    I used to work as a vet tech assistant and I've seen some TERRIBLE teeth. One case was bad enough that the animal had to be put down, so I'm super paranoid about clean teeth. lol

    I went to PetSmart to look for cat toothpaste & tooth brush & a guy that worked there said I had to be careful because Savannahs cant have regular cat tooth paste. ? I've never heard this before. Input?
     
  2. Brigitte Cowell

    Brigitte Cowell Moderator Staff Member

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    Did you ask WHY a Savannah would be any different from a regular cat? I don't understand that at all....
     
  3. Ashley

    Ashley Savannah Super Cat

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    lol He said that a Savannah owner told him that. I didn't understand why they'd be different either.
     
  4. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    I never heard that and use the pet dental toothpaste I get at Petsmart...
     
  5. Kronos

    Kronos Guest

    Wow I have never heard of that.... Kronos gets the toothpaste from petsmart also. And yes I *try* to brush my gang's teeth once a week. I have been out of toothpaste and haven't brushed them in about 3 weeks :oops: But I do also have a set of dental picks and will pick off the hard plaque that shows up on their teeth... actually only Solo, my 3 year old Ragdoll gets the hard stuff. So far Kronos and my pup Coco haven't needed any work with the dental picks.
     
  6. Lori Greer

    Lori Greer Cahaba Cats

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    You guys brush their teeth? REALLY? LOL I sure hope the chicken bones are taking care of most of the cleaning. :)
     
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  7. Kronos

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    Yeah thats the reaction most people have when they find out I brush my cat's teeth! But they REALLY like it... the toothpaste to them is like a treat and they just go bonkers for it. If you start slowly, they eventually let you scrub their teeth. My boys come running when they hear me open the drawer I keep the toothpaste in!
     
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  8. Ashley

    Ashley Savannah Super Cat

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    We have a toothbrush (they were out of the toothpaste anyway) and Kovu LOVES to chew on it. So *hopefully* putting toothpaste on it wont be an issue for him. lol
     
  9. admin

    admin Paige Staff Member

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    Ever since Zuri went to whole prey, her teeth aren't as nice as when she was eating raw rabbit/bones :(
     
  10. Brigitte Cowell

    Brigitte Cowell Moderator Staff Member

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    My F1 Missy eats canned, raw ground rabbit and rabbit pieces...she will be 7 years old this July and just went for a vet check. Her teeth are great, so apparently the rabbit bones she does chew on do a lot of good :)

    Ashley, I can't imagine there is any reason a Savannah can't have its teeth brushed like any other domestic cat. Just like other cats, it probably depends on the individual cat on whether they tolerate or even like it! I think that the guy in Petsmart prolly believes everything he reads on the internet too, LOL!
     
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