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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-26-2015, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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Regular bristle cat toothbrush, or rubber finger toothbrush?

Is the rubber one better for her teeth? I got one from my vet, but I'd been using a special bristle brush for cat teeth in particular for like a year now, only because it's dual ended, and the bigger end can be used on my puppy too. Figured that was a better investment.


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Personally, I think whatever is easiest for you and your cat is the best choice as long as you can get in there and reach all of the tooth surfaces. I like this one:


It is small enough to reach those back teeth and it has nice, soft bristles unlike some of the pet brushes.


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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 08:20 AM
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I've had the hardest time finding a tooth brush that I can get to the back of their mouths. The finger brush is WAY too big. The dual ended brush small end gets most of the teeth but not the very back. I need to get between the cheek and teeth to get there and it's just too tight. I think I'm going to order the CET cat toothbrush, it looks like the smallest I've seen.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-27-2015, 12:26 PM
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Hi Siameseifuplz!
I like Deb's idea of a soft childs toothbrush...I think they even make them for very, very young children, so parent's can get their kids used to the feeling, on their gums...
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This one is tiniest I've seen, I buy the toothpaste seperately as this one comes with the sample toothpaste. Bristles are very soft, too. I can't imagine sticking a human grade toothbrush in my cat's back molars (even children's size), it's soooooo hard to clean back there unless your cat loves toothbrushing and is very tolerant. Mine will cooperate only due to the toothpaste by CET.

Use whatever you can, brushing/wiping is better than not doing it at all, and only takes a minute at the most.

I don't use a finger brush because my fingers are way too small for the brushes to stay put. I've got tiny hands, lol.



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That does look like a good one!up:
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-28-2015, 10:08 AM
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+1 the CET. It's the only one that fits properly in Peter's teeny little mouth without looking painful. He accepts it like a champ.
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