|Purred: Tue Jan 26, '10 5:39am PST |
|Sweetie you are so cute! While it is true that a cat will live a longer, healthier life with healthy teeth and gums, eating kibble isn't the way to go about it. As BK said, many cats don't chew their kibble, so it doesn't do anything for their teeth. For those cats that do chew kibble, all that does for their teeth is push grainy food up against or under their gums where it can lead to tarter and tooth decay as well as infected gums. I know this metaphor has perhaps been overused, but it is the same as saying that people should eat something like corn chps to clean their teeth.
If you want to feed kibble, try to find one that is grain free, but wet food would be better. Wet food does not stick to a cat's mouth/teeth/gums like dry food because it is wet. Please read the catinfo.org website that BK mentioned for info on dry food vs. wet (note, the website speaks about raw feeding, but you don't have to worry about that part).
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