Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Meowing About Authority Dental Cat Treats for #CatDentalHealth

This post is sponsored by PetSmart, and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about Dental Health Month, but Mochas, Mysteries and Meows only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. PetSmart is not responsible for the content of this article.



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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29 comments:

  1. We loves Authority food cause they have a sensitive formula without corn.... Thanks for sharing about Dental Health. Us kitties needs to get used to having our mommies brushing our teeths... but I don't like the toothpaste taste. duz you gots any advice for my Mom? -Lil Bear.

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  2. Great post. Dental care in pets is very important. Though some pet owners seem to forget this.

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  3. You had us at treats. The dental health part.... it's super-important. But treats, that's the most important of all to us!

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  4. We know how important dental health is to us kitties. But to be able to eat treats to keep our teefs clean...double win!

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  5. We've tried Greenies, which we love, but we've never tried Authority! Perhaps we should give them a taste!

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  6. Does Truffles like the treats? We tried those, but Milita would not eat them (she is very picky about treats!). We do use Greenies around here for dental treats, but Carmine hardly ever crunches his treats (or his dry kibble), MOL.

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  7. I didn't realize there were so many choices for dental health for cats. I'll be checking them out soon!

    --Purrs (and wags) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

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  8. Thanks for the dental health reminder. I need to get some treats because I can't brush 15 cats' teeth :)

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  9. Superb post! I need to check these treats out. We always get Dakota his Greenies at Petsmart (which is literally right outside our door), will have to look at these for Cody. Dakota is probably going to have his first dental later this month and I am a wreck!!! Great info! Great post!

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  10. Thanks, Melissa! I seem to always be taking in older rescues and know what you mean.

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  11. I feel so guilty because I am not as consistent as I should be when it comes to Harley's dental care. I've got to get better with this and I'm starting right NOW! So I appreciate all these posts about dental hygiene. Thanks for a great post.

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  12. You are so right, dental care for our beloved pets is super important ~ after all, it extends their lifespan by about 2 years!!

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  13. Dental care is needed for cats - sadly Hannah's teeth were rotten and the vet has removed them all - this doesn't stop her eating anything she sees - especially chicken - her gums have got harder and and she doesn't miss them. The problem was Hannah (and Lucy) were rescues from a hoarding situation - the RSPCA rescued over 100 cats from one house about 5 miles away from were we live and I'd just lost my surviving cat to old age 20 and just happened to pass the RSPCA and called in - it was 6 cats to one pen as even the RSPCA couldn't give them more room. Hannah just looked me in the eye and I knew she had to be mine and Lucy was leaning against her so I brought her home too . Hannah's gums were the problem and when I took her in for a clean when the vet started to clean her teeth the slightest pressure on them made the majority of them just fall out. She eats anything and everything with no bother at all (including biscuits!).

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  14. Dental care is soo important! Great post.

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  15. It is very important to keep a good eye out on the toofs!
    Thank you for a great and informative posting!

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  16. Our funnest dental story is when Nicky & Autumn went together for a cleaning. Autumn came home really spry and Nicky was practically comatose for days. We think they may have goofed and gave Nicky TWO cleanings and Autumn none.

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  17. My mom-person dares to put a toothbrush in my mouth :)
    I get treats that are good for my toothies too and my kibbles are BIG so I have to chew them good :)

    XOXO

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  18. Brushing cat's teeth seems so daunting to me. I'm so glad there's something like this out there so kitties can have fresh breath and healthy teeth!

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  19. Great post, thanks for sharing. It seems like cats get it worse than dogs, many of mom's cats lost teeth. Rhette loves the Authority treats too! He'll be having his teeth cleaned if they need it during his surgery next week. Paws crossed! Love Dolly

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  20. Great post, thanks for sharing. It seems like cats get it worse than dogs, many of mom's cats lost teeth. Rhette loves the Authority treats too! He'll be having his teeth cleaned if they need it during his surgery next week. Paws crossed! Love Dolly

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  21. Dental health is very important, if they could do it themselves they would but they can't so they new our help. Shared by Ali & I.

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  22. I love the photo at the top! Truffles is such a cute kitty. Dental health is really important. The Authority Dental Treats sound great! Cinco and Manna can't wait to try them.

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  23. Last year, Mommy gotted some of those treats for us. Wes would not touch them! Not even Jo Jo (who eats everything) but wes will eat the Doggy ones! (go figure) that Mommy or Daddy has to break into pieces for us.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  24. Good post and important too.
    We like the idea of dental treats :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  25. Truffles is so cute! Loved your post! Dental health is so important to their overall health. Thank you for spreading the word!

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  26. When I was growing up we had pets and I didn't even know you were supposed to care for their teeth. Times have changed!

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  27. Panky: Dental health is a bery impawtant issue for all pets! DaMa gibs me and brofur Greenies all da time. We neba tried dese Authority ones. We may want to try them seesing how Truffles likes dem.

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  28. Truffles is just adorable! Thanks for sharing all the great tips about #catdentalhealth. I will go ahead and share!

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