Since posting our recipe for a natural toothpaste for dogs, we’ve been asked many times if it’s safe for cats. Cats are highly sensitive to essential oils, so we don’t recommend that our dog toothpaste recipe be used on felines. However, we do have an easy alternative!
Edible Calcium Montmorillonite Clay is an effective, soothing oral cleanser with a neutral taste. It is a proven natural remedy for the treatment and prevention of gum disease (such as gingivitis), abscesses and receding gums through it’s natural anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s very gently abrasive to assist in plaque removal, while lowering acidity in the mouth to prevent cavities. It also hardens tooth enamel and improves bad breath.
If your cat swallows some they’ll enjoy the benefits of ingesting Calcium Montmorillonite Clay, which includes a complete mineral supplement and toxin elimination.
Using Calcium Montmorillonite Clay as a Cat Toothpaste
It’s as easy as sprinkling a little clay on a damp infant toothbrush or a piece of damp, sterile gauze wrapped around your finger. Gently brush the teeth and lightly move the brush/gauze over the gums. If you use a toothbrush, rinse it well after using as the clay will dry hard. Since so little is required, it’s much more economical than manufactured toothpaste and you avoid all of the extra ingredients.
If you and your cat are new to tooth brushing, be patient. You don’t want it to be a stressful, cat-scratching event every time so work hard to make it a pleasant experience. Initially, you should help her become accustomed to having you brush her teeth by letting her feel the brush or your finger in her mouth briefly, allowing her dictate how long it remains there. If she’s totally against it, try rubbing the gauze or toothbrush over unseasoned cooked fish or other favorite food until she’s used to the procedure. Of course, she’ll deserve lots of praise and a healthy treat when you’re done!
??? Do you brush your cat’s teeth? How do you do it?
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