I have had trouble brushing the teeth of my cats. Unfortunately Audrey now is getting more severe tooth decay over time. She used to be fine getting a dental cleaning once a year. It has been only 6 months since the last cleaning, and two of her teeth (the ones next to the canines) are rotting at the gumline and have to be extracted. The rest of the teeth have significant tartar buildup. It's going to cost me $400 (normally I pay nothing for dental work due to my "wellness" plan).
I am going to have to start up brushing the teeth again. Anyone have any advice for getting them to open their mouths? Audrey was ok with me just lifting up the lips, but never allowed me to open her mouth fully to get at the hard-to-reach spots.