Has your vet told you your cat’s teeth need cleaning? If so, you have plenty of company. Over 80% of adult cats have some form of periodontal disease and vets have become more aggressive in urging owners to take better care of their cats’ teeth. This isn’t just to save you the expense of a cleaning. Good dental care is also a major factor in your cat’s overall health, because bacteria from a cat’s mouth can spread through its bloodstream and cause problems in its heart, lungs, liver, and kidneys. While daily brushing is the optimum way to care for your cat’s teeth, not everyone can do it (and not every cat will tolerate it!) So here are some additional ways to improve your cat’s dental health.