1. Tartar

Tartar

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Tartar
Description:

Tartar is a yellowish, hard, filmy deposit that builds up on teeth when food particles are not properly cleaned from the teeth after eating. It is increasingly common as a cat ages.

Treatment:

As tartar will accumulate as long as a cat eats, it can prove almost impossible to eliminate altogether. However, there are ways to reduce the amount of tartar on teeth, as described below.

The patient should drink much water, as this will help flush out the teeth and gums, while the consumption of sweet food, such as honey, should be avoided. A small, clean twig that has been clawed free of bark may be held in the medicine cat’s mouth and used to carefully pick away at the tartar on the patient’s teeth. The medicine cat should stay clear of sensitive areas such as the gums, insides of the cheeks, or tongue. The patient can also chew the leaves of raspberry plants, thyme, rosemary, coriander, and/or sage, as well as the skin and flesh of apples. The flow of the patient’s saliva should be stimulated as much and as often as possible, as saliva also aids in cleaning the teeth and gums.

Related Herbs: Parsley, Raspberry, Thyme,
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