Teeth brushing

Leroy’s gums are a bit inflamed. He had a mild form of gingivitis before, and is prone to it, but a regular care prevents it. In order to calm the inflammation and help killing the bad bacteria, we put propolis drops in his mouth after we cleaned the teeth cleaning.

Leroy does not like the taste of propolis that much. Now, that was a serious understatement; he does not like it at all. After some drooling and foaming (he looked like he got rabies), Leroy went into the sulking mode and showed us clearly how insulted he was. All the Siamese spent the night out of our bed, in another room! Jossan also got some propolis. Maven and Miii did not; they have never showed any signs of gingivitis so far.

It is hard to brush their teeth with any brush; the smallest we could find in pet stores were too big for their small jaws. We tried brushing with the “finger brush” that is made of micro fiber, but that was too big for Jossan, even for Leroy. Now we use cotton swabs (Q-tips) for massaging their gums and cleaning their teeth and that works fine.