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Sandi K
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« on: February 10, 2011, 10:05:14 PM »

I have a question regarding brushing cats teefies.  Does anyone know, when you brush, do you just brush the outsides of the teeth or do you do the inside as well and even the top of the teeth (where they bite down)?  I could have sworn reading somewhere that you only have to do the outside, but maybe they need all the areas of they have gingivitis like Sophers does?
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2011, 10:27:52 PM »

I don't really know for sure, but I've been told that the outside teeth need to be brushed, the inside part is taken care of by the tongue action.  My personal experience is that you brush whatever you are allowed to Grin  (Which is not very much, LOL!)

Sophers, let your mom brush your teefies Cool


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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2011, 10:52:49 PM »

Sandi,
I have also read that only the outside of the teeth need to be done.  For most people, they would be lucky to be able to do even that!   Tongue 
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« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2011, 02:03:12 AM »

I've read the same thing.  Outside only.

When I've tried before I had better luck handing the brush over to them so they could chew on it.   Roll Eyes
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« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2011, 12:41:45 PM »

LOL August, Im cracking up, I just dont envision good things if I handed the toothbrush over to Sophers to do it herself, lol  Embarrassed  Cheesy   

Thanks everyone, Im asking coz Sophers gums are still red on those back two upper molars.  Although thankfully there is no bleeding or inflammation like before.  I was reading the instructions on the Biotene and duh....it says to use it twice a day, we've only been doing once a day so Im trying to figure out how much more I can get away with, I want to try the twice a day for a week to see if we can get the redness down.  I really dont think Sophs is going to approve.  I really hate to push it with her because she is actually being very good for the teefs sessions, its like she has given up, lol But if I add one more session to the day Im afraid we might have a revolt on our hands.  I did get her this morning while she was taking her morning nap....you could tell she was looking at me like hey! Its not time yet, what are you doing?  Im so sorry Sophs, but it has to be done.  Kiss
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2011, 05:43:24 PM »

I saw a cat toothbrush today that is 3 sided. It would get the front,back & bottom at the same time. I'll look at the brand next time I'm there. If doing the toothie routine 2x a day makes Sophers rebel, its not worth it. Better once a day than not at all.
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2011, 07:03:43 PM »

Oh yeah, I think Ive seen those Leslie, I couldnt figure out how they work, lol Darn contraptions anyhow, lol
Im hoping to do it twice a day just for 7 days as Ive read that it can help cut the redness down so we will see....maybe, lol
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2011, 08:41:17 PM »

I can only do the outside, it seems to be good enough to keep Stefie's teeth good enough so that cleaning is not needed yet.
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« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2011, 03:06:57 PM »

Biotene works good.  Keep up the good work brushing.  Sophers would thank you if she understood how good it is for her.
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2011, 06:31:42 PM »

Found that toothbrush, its called Quadbrush by Bamboo & actually made in California.  I found it at 1 of the local Acme stores that is closing for $.50. If I get a chance I'll go see if I can get more if anyone wants to try them.
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