A-Z Blogging Challenge: B

Hi everyone! Penny is here today with tips, but not Penny’s tips. These are tips to keep your cat healthy and save money. Today we are focusing on the letter B.

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B is for brushing. If you brush your cat’s teeth at least 3 times a week, you can prevent dental issues. This is better for your cat’s health and your wallet because dentals at the vet and extractions are costly.

I am guilty of not doing this, but I am going to try. I know already some cats like KaTwo and Polar Bear won’t let me, but I will try on Joanie and Sammy. As you can see from the photo, Penny is a good candidate too. Every time my cats go for a dental, they come home with a toothbrush and a sample of toothpaste. I found a great website that gives instructions. You don’t even need a kit, you can dilute hydrogen peroxide in water ( 25% peroxide to 75% water) , dip a cloth in it and rub it on your cat’s teeth. For more information, click here.

Unfortunately, some cats are more prone than others to plaque buildup so may still require dentals, but hopefully, less often.

Brushing your cat’s fur at least once a week is also a good idea. The more you brush, the less they ingest which means fewer furballs.

We are joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.




  1. I never brushed my cats’ teeth but I don’t think anyone did back in the 70’s. MOL! We have learned so much about our pet’s dental care and how important that it is for overall health. Thanks for spreading the word to all cat parents too!

  2. Huh, thanks for the tips on taking care of your cat. When I had a cat I never did any of that. It was a Siamese with short hair but he did have bad breath at times. I liked your B post.

  3. I used to be diligent with teeth brushing for the kitties, and my sister was always amazed that they let me. Simba and Toki were the best for letting me, they even purred, MOL! Now I am less diligent and don’t do it often enough…sigh…but I do try to when I think of it…bad kitty mom, MOL!
    I try to brush the pups’ teeth too. MJF always got regular sessions and his first dental was when he broke a tooth in his thirteenth year.

    I keep a brush handy to brush the furry ones whenever they come to vist me in the bathroom…why DO they do that anyways?? MOL!

  4. Brushing is good for our teeth AND our furs! Thanks for the reminder…….that’s a GREAT “B” !

    Hugs, Teddy

  5. Toby was very prone to build up. By the time all this became an issue – they were both fine in their early to mid years – it was too late to teach them to allow brushing.

  6. I really enjoy having my teefs brushed….of course is nuffin to do with the CHICKEN flavoured toofpaste, hehe
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. Sister Zoe and I get our teeth brushed but the others haven’t had the pleasure yet. I don’t have many left to brush MOL!

  8. Hey Penny, maybe if you give your mom a penny she won’t brush your teeth? Just a suggestion.

  9. Brushing is very important. Our Little Bit would allow hubby to brush her teeth and she didn’t have issues with her teeth or gums. So very important.

    Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday, Penny. My best to your wonderful mom. β™₯

  10. I once tried to brush Madi’s teeth…however, she was already about 7 so it was a big failure. I bet if one started early with kittens it would be easier though
    Hugs Cecilia

  11. We have some enzyme stuff in a tube, that I let the cats lick; it’s supposed to be good for their mouths and teeth. We’ve never been successful with brushing their teeth. I’m betting that The PO’M would let me; he’ll allow me to do almost anything to him!

  12. Gppd to[!! Mom has never brushed our teeth…..maybe she should start! The VET said we all have great teeth and we want to keep them that way.

    The Florida Furkids

  13. We do try to let Mom brush our teeth, but we have to admit we aren’t all that good at it.

    Woos – Lightning, Misty and Timber

  14. With all the cats we had, you’d think we would have been better with them, but the more I think about it, we let them dictate how we were going to handle them.

  15. Dad tried brushing here too. No one allowed it and there were varying degrees of disapproval from a hide to a hiss-claw. We like Bacon for B Better MOL
    Timmy and Family

  16. No no no! We hate Mom to even touch our mouths, let alone try to brush our teeth!

    They really are little dental terrors, so that’s out at our house. Excellent tip, though!

  17. This is a good reminder! One of our cats would never allow this but I might be able to get away with it with the younger one. Maybe. We can barely cut her nails. I guess I’ll find out! LOL

  18. Huh, We didn’t get a toothbrush and toothpaste after Raena’s dental. All we got was a bill. MOL Penny be lookin’ gawjus. And cuz mommy keeps furgettin’ to write an email, fank you so much fur our package. We do purromiss mommy will send you a purrsonal fank you later. Big hugs

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Raena

    1. I am glad the package arrived πŸ™‚ I bet my bill was a lot more money which technically included the cost of the toothbrush. XO

  19. Great tips for pet owners! I remember when our kids were small, using a washing cloth to gently clean their gums helped to keep their baby teeth healthy when they finally pushed through. It’s neat how animals need similar care.

    Thanks for visiting today for the second installment featuring the Bishop in my Little Mermaid Art Sketch series!

    Happy A2Zing, my friend! πŸ˜‰Bishop in my Little Mermaid Art Sketch series!

    Happy A2Zing, my friend! πŸ˜‰

  20. I won’t allow Granny nor Grandpaw to brush my teeth, they should have start when I was a little baby, then I would have allowed it, but when it is necessary, I guess I have no other choise as Granny can be very clear of that πŸ˜€ Extra Pawkisses for a Brightful Smile???

  21. Oh goodness. Yeah the herd would not appreciate this at all. lol Three of them are toothless so at least they’re good to go. lol

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