Prevention

Raw Meaty Bones

Chew Toys

Tooth Brushing

Toothpaste

Gingivitis Recipe

  • Co-Enzyme Q10 (NOW powder or powder from capsule e.g. NOW, Doctor's Best, VitaCost, Jarrow brands, not softgel which contains plant oils) - 1 30 mg capsule
  • Colloidal Silver 10 up to 30 ppm (Source Naturals Wellness or Meso Silver or Sovereign Silver brands) - dropperful or anywhere from 6 to 10 drops
  • Jarrow or LEF or Symbiotics NewLife 100% Lactoferrin - 1/4 of a 250 mg capsule (62.5 mg)
  • Optional mixing mediums:
  • Fish oil
  • Aloe vera juice or gel without sodium benzoate or potassium sorbate e.g. Lily of the Desert Preservative Free Aloe Vera (read label very carefully because many by the same brand contain more than citric acid as a preservative)
  • Pure/spring water - few drops of any or each of these as needed

Prevention Recipe

  • 5 tsp. Green Tea powder (Shiki Matcha) – can get decaf green tea leaf and powder it using a coffee grinder
  • 1 tsp Peelu Bark fibers (no flavoring, no additives)
  • 1 tsp. Stevia powder
  • 1/2 tsp Vitamin C - calcium ascorbate powder (not ascorbic acid as it will damage tooth enamel)
  • Fish oil and Colloidal Silver between 10 and 30 ppm – at brushing time
  • Sit on the floor holding kitty between your legs, facing away from you. You may need to restrain kitty further by placing in a cat sack or pillow case. It might also help if a partner holds kitty by the scruff of the neck to subdue him/her.
  • Wrap the fingers of one hand around kitty's head such that you are supporting it, while tilting the head back slightly at the same time.
  • With the fingers of the other hand, gently lift your cat's lips on one side of the mouth and carefully inspect the teeth and gums.
  • You can open kitty's mouth by placing your index finger and putting downward pressure between kitty's two lower front felines (yes, we know they're technically canines!:)
  • To start brushing, lift the side of the lips with the thumb and index finger of the hand supporting kitty's head, and brush using the other hand speaking soothingly the entire time. If you cannot find a small enough brush (CET brand makes one, am not however endorsing their toothpaste), use either gauze or microfiber cloth or a long cotton swab with a small piece of microfiber wrapped around it. Whatever works.