To Do About Your Cat's Bad Breath
Rescuers iPhone App
Turn: Mickey the Black Cat
of Our Meows
It's All His
was a time that when
it came time to
eat, Jonny was first in line.
not so much...as he seems to prefer to "sleep in" or to "come
late" to the party.
Or at least to the meal line.
This means that often a good share of the kitty meal has already been
consumed and has been picked ove so that what's there doesn't
seem too inviting to him as he's looking
about for more.
But, when he does manage to make it on time to be fed, he'll go gung ho
dinner, often times planting his left paw on the plate (to hold it
down). He then stands half on the plate and half off, eating around his
foot to get to the
Sometimes in his zealousness to eat, he'll drop some bits of the food
onto the floor.
Taking Care of Kitty
to Do About Your Cat's Bad Cat Breath
owners know for a fact that bad cat breath can be downright awful. It
isn’t too much different from bad human
as both are caused by
bacteria found in the mouth that breaks down protein and
sulfur compounds out into the air.
Sulfur smells really
bad on its own,
which is why breath containing it smells bad as well.
that causes bad breath with cats is normally associated with a buildup
of tartar around the teeth. Tartar is yellow in color, known as a
coating of bacteria, food, and minerals.
cure your cat from bad breath, you’ll need to
remove the buildup of tartar.
There are several
cat foods out there
that are designed to reduce the buildup of tartar, many containing
enzymes that will literally dissolve it.
You can also give your cat
treats as well, as many of them will help eliminate and prevent tartar.
If the buildup of tartar is bad, you may need to have your cat’s teeth
Once the tartar has been removed, the
bad breath will go away.
You may be able to clean the tartar off your cat’s
teeth at home.
There are several toothpastes available for pets,
in several different flavors. You’ll need to get a mechanical
toothbrush, as the motion is very important for removing tartar
Toothpastes that contain enzymes will dissolve tartar, helping
to cure bad breath. If you start with brushing your cat’s teeth early,
you can virtually eliminate any type of tartar buildup that will
ultimately lead to bad breath.
Some bacteria that lead to tartar can be found in
your cat’s diet.
When you feed him, you should always make sure
the food he consumes doesn’t contain a lot of bacteria. If you shop
healthy and feed him only healthy foods, it can help his bad breath a
When you give your pet a treat, make sure that the treat is
designed to help with tartar. After your cat has finished eating, you
can brush his teeth or rinse his mouth out. This way, you’ll get the
bacteria out of his mouth before it has time to build up on his teeth.
Sometimes, cats may have a bad odor in their mouth
that doesn’t come from tartar or bad breath in general. In these rare
cases, it can be either liver or kidney disease.
If you notice bad
breath and it isn’t tartar, you should take your cat to the vet. Even
though it may be something to do with tartar, it’s better to be safe
than sorry. Your veterinarian can pinpoint the problem, let you know
what the cause is – and how you should go about fixing it.
Rescuers iPhone app
Boys," our "Cat
Seen Investigators" (CSI), like to nose around the
for really cool
and all kinds of
stuff that might catch
kitty, such as the PetRescuers
This week, we received an intriguing email from John Whitcomb of
the Home Again PetRescuers
group letting us know about the new PetRescuers iPhone App.
You have received the same email. But in case you didn't, I'm sharing
their information now.They say:
"We're totally devoted to creating a bigger, stronger community
of pet lovers with all the latest tools and technology.
PetRescuers by HomeAgain
is a pro-social iPhone app with over 20K
downloads. Its sole purpose is to give pet people a resource to help
reunite lost pets and owners. Users receive real-time alerts about the
lost pets in their area, and they can search for those pets as they go
about their daily routine. Download the app here and watch a quick
tutorial video about how it works!
is a nationwide organization, sponsored by
leader in the pet microchip and recovery industry. With over 600,000
members nationwide, PetRescuers stand together to bring lost pets back
home to the families that love them. Don't just take our word
though, check out Bishop's reunion video to see HomeAgain in action.
Join the buzzing Facebook community, follow the Lost Pet Alerts in
"The Boys" are
they have lots of furriends who will like this Pet
Rescuers iPhone App and so it
Tillie and Georgia and Mom Nancy from Mickey the Black Cat
and I love to "travel
around the net", meeting new furrbies and their beans,
look at all of the really neat kitty
Then we tell our other furriends who tell their furriends,
and so on!
We had to bug Mom to help
us and she finally got it done.
Hi! I'm Tillie
and I am 7 years old. > > >
have silky black furs with a few white hairs on my chest ans some on my
love to hang out with Mom, She calls me her Diva kitty, though I am not sure why. Georgia
says I'm spoiled.
love to play and listen for sounds of mice. I
can hear them under the kitchen sink. We live just outside the city, so
we see some wildlife outside our windows.
< < < and I am Tillie's sister and
littermate. I am a Tortie and a polydactyl! I have extra toes on both
my front and back feet.
also love to play and get scritches from Mom.
We have 3 other kitties
that live here, and we all get along quite well.
all used to live with Miss P.
passed away from cancer. Mom was helping to look after her and us. She liked us
so much she became our Mom.
"The Boys" and I say that
if all the above fun
^ ^ ^ isn't enough, take a
click over to Mikey the Black Cat
McGreevey, "keeper of the kids." "The
Cat, II -
named for Jonny Cat, who was in our "first
family," and for a sack of
cat litter. I'll have to tell you that story one of these days.
(Mikey or Mikki - depending upon whether I spell his name or Chuck, my
husband, spells it). Mikey is named after an expensive line of
jewelry--because he's "mighty fine"!
Although Daniel's no longer with us. We called him "Daniel" for short.
And he and Mikey were "true brothers" as they were from the same
"Bill" Hickok -
Who is really just "Billy".
Bill "Cody" -
Unfortunately, is also "gone". He left us way too young.
We call him "Bowie" (Booie), although as the "baby" he could easily be
called the "brat" but that wouldn't be nice!
daddy of "The Boys", and husband of Karen.
were/are Purebred Persians, with baby doll faces. (Their faces are
sprinkled throughout this ezine, on the left-side of each topic
section.) They do not have the really smashed nose, which is a
characteristic of some Persians.
he's close - "by a nose"!
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Bitty Shoppe for Kitty, or
addition, we have a new blog, Cat Care Wellness
might also be of interest to you.
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