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One of my most vivid childhood memories is of the day we had to leave my beloved cat Patch at the vet to have several teeth extracted. I still remember my mother crying in the car when she picked me up from school as she told me how he had climbed up her jacket, practically pleading with her not to leave him there. As she explained the surgery he would be undergoing I couldn't help but wonder if my best friend would be coming home.
Patch ended up making a full recovery, but this was only the beginning of feline dental disease in my home. Either by chance or by choice, up until now every cat I have adopted has been middle-aged with a fair amount of "tooth trouble" already in progress. Now that Truffles is in my life, everyday I marvel at what beautiful teeth she has, and I am determined to make sure that they stay that way.
Dental disease impacts 89% of dogs and 83% of cats over the age of three, but it can be prevented. Tartar, plaque and gingivitis can lead to diminished overall health in your pet. Truffles is 3, so this is definitely the time for me to be pro-active. The great news is, in addition to regular dental care at the vet's office (and brushing, if you're that brave), there is something you can do to help keep your cat's teeth and gums healthier every day in your very own home: dental treats!
I'm very excited to be teaming up with PetSmart® for February's Dental Health Month, a month all about helping pet parents learn how easy it is to keep their pet's dental health in check. PetSmart offers a large variety of dental treat options and will be running sales all month long. Less than 10% of the people that shop at PetSmart use any sort of dental product for their dog or cat, so our goal is to change that statistic!
Truffles recently got to taste test Authority® Dental Cat Treats, sold exclusively in PetSmart stores nationwide. Here are 4 reasons your cat will meow with excitement over these dental treats:
1) The crunchy morsels promote chewing action that helps reduce plaque and tartar buildup, leaving your cat's mouth fresh and clean.
2) They are formulated without grain for a high-protein reward.
3) They come in a variety of flavors to satisfy every palate. (We chose chicken, but they also come in duck, salmon, and tuna flavors.)
4) They are designed for every age: kittens, adults, and seniors.
Now when I'm getting ready for bed by brushing my teeth, Truffles is taking care of her own dental health with a yummy treat! (As you can see, on this particular night she was so sleepy she could barely finish her snack!)
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