Cat thinkies—look after your teeth

A cat on a blanket opens her mouth wide and thinks, Dentist, dental hygienist, peridontist... OK

Ursula the cat likes to practise opening her mouth wide, getting ready for a visit to a dental specialist this week. As a born-again premature Old Cat she likes to dish out advice to the elderly, and often reminds me that gum disease is a scary thing.

11 thoughts on “Cat thinkies—look after your teeth

  1. Oh, Ursula! What would we old folks do without you?! You do look just a bit fierce. Thank goodness we have Mom to interpret your good intentions!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      She knows I am writing a how-to book about my boot camp for the bonus years and I think she is trying to winkle her way in…or compete?

  2. Ursula is very much up to date with the latest health news. She is not the only one, though mine won’t be this week due to not being in Tauranga!

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      A joy in store! I love my dentist.

      1. You are a strange woman to love your dentist 🙂 Maybe if they did not charge like a wounded bull I would sort of “like” mine. Nothing personal!

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Do they recommend teeth cleaning for cats these days? Our vet keeps promoting teeth cleaning for our dog. But we don’t want to subject her to the anesthesia.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Gosh, I don’t know. Ursula, unlike her predecessors, doesn’t have regular vet appointments. What a hypocrite. (She is an indoor cat so no worms or fleas. But it’s time for a checkup.)

      1. Elizabeth says:

        I hate to think of her being subjected to an exam. Such an affront.

      2. Rachel McAlpine says:

        No hurry. It’s low on my list too.

    2. We fed our cats and dog raw chicken necks which were recommended by a vet to help clean their teeth.

      1. Elizabeth says:

        That would certainly be less expensive than having the vet do it

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