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Client handout: How to brush your kittens teeth (and why its important)

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FirstlineFirstline March/April 2019
Volume 15
Issue 2

Help your veterinary clients teach their fanged friends to tolerateand maybe even likehaving their teeth brushed.

No one looks at the razor-sharp teeth in a kitten's mouth and thinks, “Boy, would I like to get my fingers in there!” And yet, that's exactly what this handout from Kathryn Primm, DVM, encourages clients to do-all for the sake of starting good teeth-cleaning habits early so that when those permanent teeth come in, the growing cat has been primed to tolerate (and maybe even like) regular dental care.

The handout covers:

> The importance of brushing

> Types of toothbrushes and pastes

> How to get started

> How to safely progress

Click here or on the image below to download a copy you can print off for new kitten packets in your hospital. You can also simply send the PDF via email to clients who are more electronically inclined. Regardless of how the handout gets in front of your clients' eyes, be sure to stress that you and your team are ready to provide support and advice whenever needed.

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