Now, I fully understand why babies are for the young. I am close to going catatonic and, then, they can have this stupid house. :crying :wallbang
Good thing they are cute and have periods of being lovable, 'cause I'd pack their little hobo bags on the sticks and kick them both to the curb!
I will never do kittens again! Young adults ONLY!
Your duty is to serve. And not to reason why. ;^)
Now, I fully understand why babies are for the young. I am close to going catatonic and, then, they can have this stupid house.
THEN SHE GOES ALL DR. JEKYYLL/SISTER HYDE ON ME.
One of us may not make it. :ohno
The vet says the worst should be over by the end of the summer. What if summer never ends???
Question: does anybody here brush their cat's teeth with any amount of success? If so, please give me some hints, because mine isn't taking to it one little bit. :lol The vet recommended I brush his teeth twice a week (gum issues). I have both the finger brush and the little regular brush, but he's not having it.
I can't count how many times I've said "no more kittens". Lol. I have a 10 month old kitty right now and just when I think she's grown out of the psycho kitten stage, she starts all over again.
I tell her daily that she's lucky she's cute. Lol.
Brushing Your Cat's Teeth: Play Entire Video | Partners in Animal Health
You don't have to use a brush. It just needs some friction. A friend wraps a piece of microfiber material around her index finger instead of trying to manipulate a brush.
Cats don't chew. They don't have grinding molars. They bite and tear food into small enough pieces to swallow. That biting and tearing into "resilient" material (like muscle meat, not bone) is what cleans their teeth naturally. They have no salivary amylase (no ability to digest starches in the mouth) and can't metabolize starches well anyway. It's a myth that cats should eat dry food for oral health - it would be like eating pretzels to clean your teeth. Dry food is very bad for their health in many other ways.
Chronic stress and fear also have a lot to do with oral health. My prior cat's mouth deteriorated starting with when my parents' bully cat moved in. It progressed to kidney disease. I didn't know then what I know now about caring for a cat's emotional and physical needs or how to manage a multi-cat household.
I now feed whole raw (thawed) critters to my two young'uns. It's what my little carnivores have come to expect. My girl says ground food isn't real food - it's been previously chewed, LOL. So they get plenty of biting and tearing action and I watch stress levels. If they only ate ground food I would still be ahead because I don't feed any grains or starches. But if that still were not enough then brushing would be required. Homeopathic fragaria 6C, given occasionally, can help loosen up tartar.