Keep your cat's teeth and gums healthy. There are many health risks for felines it can be prevented by brushing their teeth every day. Use a small toothbrush and toothpaste formulated for felines and gently brush your cat's teeth. Keep an eye on anything that could be a problem like excessive drooling, pus, difficulty chewing food, loose teeth, ulcers on gums or tongue, red and swollen gums, a dark red line along the gums, and excessive pawing to the mouth. Any sign of gum inflammation take the cat to the vet for an exam.
Make sure your kitty is used to the sound of clippers before you attempt to trim the nails. First, set them on the ground and let your kitty sniff them. Clip your own nails from time to time and let the kitty get used to the sound. You can wrap your kitty in a blanket or towel, placing the kitty on a counter top or table can distract the kitty enough to get the trim done. When the kitty is still gently squeeze one toe until the retractable nail is extended out and clip and immediately give the kitty a treat.
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