Keeping Your Cat’s Teeth and Gums Healthy

By Oscar Pet Foods, Berkshire.

Did you know that at least 70% of cats will develop some form of dental disease by the time they are 3 years old?

Did you know that with the right food this can be reduced and in some cases alleviated altogether?

Did you know it’s possible to feed this food (which top quality human grade standard) to your cat for as little as £2 per week?

So, what causes oral issues and how can you avoid them?

Problems start with a build up of bacteria in the mouth; food high in carbohydrates and sticky foods all contribute as this all feeds the bacteria in the mouth, thus creating plaque. If plaque is not removed the gums become inflamed (gingivitis), left untreated the cat will be susceptible to infections, halitosis and in severe cases tooth loss.

Diet plays a vital role in oral health, right from a kitten where diet is important for the development and health of adult teeth. It is crucial that the kitten/cat eats a good quality nutritionally completed and balanced diet.

It’s not only the actual diet that is important, the texture of the diet is also key. A cat fed predominantly on wet or some home prepared diets is more likely to suffer from oral issues.Cat

A dried kibble diet is good because it generates a saliva flow which helps to keep teeth clean.

Of course, one of the most effective ways to keep teeth and gums healthy is daily brushing. The best time to introduce a teeth cleaning regime is when they are still a kitten.

But, have you ever tried to clean your adult cat’s teeth, well if your cat is like our Lady Lulu then it’s impossible. Most of the time she is a quiet cat, quite happy to sleep the day away. Try to get close to do anything like look in her mouth and, boy, she develops additional claws from nowhere! She can wriggle and squirm with the best of them. Pre Oscar days the vet mentioned that she was getting a build-up of plaque on her teeth… ummmm…

But then we bought the Oscar franchise, Lulu became an Oscar cat. Now the vet remarks on how healthy her teeth and gums are…so how did we achieve the small miracle.

Well, all Oscar cat food has a secret ingredient called ‘Stay Clean’  this helps to reduce dental disease in our feline friends.

So, what is this magic ingredient? 

Stay Clean is a specialised formula which is added to the OSCAR kibble as a fine powder. This is activated when the cat breaks down the kibble in its mouth. The Stay Clean ingredient acts with the cat’s saliva to help remove tartar and plaque build-up.

Studies have shown that Stay Clean helps to reduce the development of dental plaque and the formation of tartar.

Why is Stay Clean beneficial as a source of vitamin C?

Vitamin C is also an antioxidant. Antioxidants help to protect cells and tissues against damage from free radicals and are important for the normal function of the immune system too.

Did you know that you can feed the average cat on our human grade standard, complete & balanced dried food for as little as £1.99 per week….yes only £1.99 – bargain…all this and delivered free to the door.

Don’t take our word for it, why not try a cat starter pack for £5, or FREE if you’re a MovedTo VIP member!

  • 2 x 450g of food (which will last the average cat approx. 2 weeks)
  • A pack of treats
  • An airtight bucket

Order Cat Starter Pack

If the cat loves the food and if you purchase 3 x 2kg bags together we will discount the order by the £5 paid for the starter pack.

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