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Cats are mysterious and delightful creatures. To know them is to love them. To understand them is nearly impossible. When it comes to concealing pain from disease or injury, most cats are capable of an Academy Award-winning performance! The most troubling difference between cats and many other animals is that cats hide their pain, and they’re very good at it!
A healthy mouth, something as humans we worry about a lot with our tooth brushing, flossing, mouthwash, breath mints, and regular professional cleanings. In human medicine it is clearly understood that other human's don't like to see abnormal looking teeth or smell unruly breath and, more importantly, we understand the health benefits of dental care (heart, kidneys, fertility, etc). Unfortunately for our feline friends, human attitude is only in the past years catching up and understanding the importance of dental health in all creatures especially our pets whom we expect to be with us for a long time and want them to be happy and healthy. I can never emphasize enough how enriching pets are for us and for our families. (And yes, we enrich their lives too with good food, attention and love.)