D knows I love being in high places, so sometimes he gives me a treat and puts me on one of his closet shelves. If he wouldn't keep it so full of clothes, I could probably get up here myself. I do jump off by myself tho.
Did you know dat February is National Pet Dental Health Month? Well, I'm not going to let you forget it either. Those of you dat have known me for a long time know dat I had all my toothies pulled at age 4. Yup - all of them.
My good friend @CatChatCaren writes a blog called Cat Chat, which is full of good articles on kitties and many times doggies too. She had interviewed M a year ago during National Pet Dental Health Month and decided to re-run that post. Please go over there and take a look at it, and follow her blog if you don't already. The story she posted is a brief version of my Toothie Story. If you want the full version (warning - 3 pages long), you will find it at the top of my blog on a tab called "My Toothie Story" (what else would it be called. he he) Here's the link to Cat Chat http://opcatchat.blogspot.com/.
M and I can't encourage you enough to make sure your toothies are taken care of daily. Oomans get kinda lazy now and den and think they can skip it. M had 3 kitties before me and one doggie. She has to admit dat she never once brushed their toothies, nor did any vet recommend it. She admits she "lucked" out with those kitties, as not one of them had any major problems other den an occasional cleaning by the vet. She didn't even know what could happen if your toothies were not taken care of.
Your toothies are very important in maintaining over all health. Among other things, it can lead to heart disease, and all kinds of other health issues. If you keep getting infections in your mouth dat don't seem to clear up after being on antibiotics, ask your vet if you should see an Anipal Dentist. Most good vets should automatically refer you anyway if you are having major problems, but if they don't, your ooman should ask the vet about seeing one. I have already encouraged two of my twitter pals to see a dentist after their infections wouldn't clear up. They are very thankful too because the dentist was able to save their toothies.
M will be the first to tell you dat doing routine brushing and a thorough cleaning by your vet (as they recommend it) is a whole lot cheaper den having all of them pulled. So by having your oomans brush your teeth not only helps you, but it will help their pocket book too. he he and the toothpaste I had was "chicken" flavor; it was super good and I highly recommend it. (non-paid advertisement)
If you has lots of cats living with you and your oomans feel they can't afford it, talk to the vet. Some vets offer payment plans too. The dentist did.
Now go over to see Cat Chat's blog and get brushing!! Here's dat link again: http://opcatchat.blogspot.com/