Your cats mouth and teeth are similar to their human counterparts. They need to maintain a healthy oral environment to prevent the buildup of tartar and plaque which could lead to tooth loss in their advanced years. Many cats who have been fed a soft food only diet during their lifetimes are faced with painful dental cavities, abscesses and wide spread tooth loss. A cats mouth is made to chew bone as well as meat. This means that the bone stimulates the gums, teeth and oral cavity to prevent buildup of harmful substances on the teeth. Here is a guide to five top treats that pet owners can use to help their cats teeth remain plaque and tarter free plus stimulate the gums for a healthy oral environment in your felines mouth.
1)N-Bone Cat Chew Treats By NPIC
These tasty treats all natural chew sticks that help clean and maintain your cats teeth. Each one is made of protein concentrate, wheat gluten, gelatin, corn gluten meal, and chicken meal. Most cats adore these healthy treats. They are low in ash and magnesium plus they offer the proper Taurine content for your cats teeth. Remember that these are a treat supplement and should never be your cats full diet.
2) Pounce Tartar Control Crunchy Cat Treats
My cats adore these crunchy cat treats. I pick them up at Petco for a very reasonable price of less then $3.00 per bag. All I have to do is rustle the bag and my cats come running from every corner of the yard. They come in a wide variety of flavors such as salmon, tuna, chicken, turkey, and even giblet. My cats adore each flavor but their special favorite seems to be the Tuna. I highly recommend this product for the sheer enjoyment that it brings to your kitties life and the added benefits of tartar control.
3) Mark & Chappell Breath & Dental Care Cat Treats
I also buy these treats at Petco. My cats enjoy them but not as much as the Pounce. They make the claim of freshening the breath but I’m not sure they really do this. Each treat contains eucalyptus, parsley seed and cinnamon oils which is suppose to freshen breath but I really can smell the after effect on any of my kitties mouths. However, they are suppose to be wonderful for your kitties dental care so I feed this treat right along with the Pounce. My kitties adore them but they always choose the Pounce first.
4) Whiskas Temptations Dentabites Cat Treats
These dental treats contain Vitamin C and Folic Acid. My cats enjoy them. They are suppose to freshen the breath but I have not noticed a difference in my kitties breath. These treats are adored, however.
5) Feline Greenies Dental Treats
My cats really like these treats. I don’t give them to my kitties very often because they are a little bit expensive compared to other brands but they are wonderful for a special once a week treat. The treats come in many flavors such as beef, ocean fish, chicken, salmon, and tuna. My cats adore all the flavors but the ocean fish is truly their personal favorite. My cats will literally do tricks for these treats such as sit on command. They will not do this for any other cat treat so this shows how much they are truly adored. The treats are suppose to help reduce tartar and plaque buildup which makes then a wonderful dental treat for your kitty to enjoy. You can purchase an entire case for $17.99 which gives you all the flavors. I purchased a case not too long ago to have one hand. By buying a case you have a substantial savings since each treat bag costs around $4.00.