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My 5-yr old female's front fang fell out. Nothing left in the socket. Going to the vet tomorrow to see if the rest of her teeth have issues and to see if she has an infection. She seems fine, purring, playing, eating (dry and wet).

 

Any ideas why this could have happened? I feed Taste of the Wild grain free dry and she gets wet food every day.

 

Anyone have experience with this? Do you think this will lead to other problems or give her issues with eating?

 

Thanks in advance.

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Originally Posted by kittysback View Post

My 5-yr old female's front fang fell out. Nothing left in the socket. Going to the vet tomorrow to see if the rest of her teeth have issues and to see if she has an infection. She seems fine, purring, playing, eating (dry and wet).

Any ideas why this could have happened? I feed Taste of the Wild grain free dry and she gets wet food every day.

Anyone have experience with this? Do you think this will lead to other problems or give her issues with eating?

Thanks in advance.
I have - 2 canines fell here much the same way. She had to have a dental under anesthesia to find out what was going on - Resorptive Lesions..... frown.gif
A vet was not able to see that in an oral exam. There were no signs of infection, and nothing wrong showed in the x-ray either. I suggest you take your girl to a dental..... vibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gifvibes.gif
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both my cats have the lesions too. they both had to have extractions and had missing teeth. my vet said i can't really do much about this. however, i've added omega 3 to their diets and put some on their teeth as well. (the vet suggested i do this.) this condition worries me so much. i had no idea that in some cats the body "eats" away at the tooth from the bottom up. yikes. very frightening...

 

jlc20m

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One of my cats growing up lost most of her teeth.  She ate a lot of things she caught (birds, mice, whatever!) and was outdoors a lot period.  I can't remember the term for what she had (a certain kind of infection); but her breath was horrible.  She ate fine until she passed from other illnesses.  (kidney failure, liver and thyroid issues)  She would even steal dog food on occasion.  Not long before she passed she got up on the kitchen table and stole a raw hamburger too.  laughing02.gif

 

It's definitely good you are getting her looked at by your vet.  I hope it's just something minor!

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Thanks for the replies. I've been so worried, now that I've read up on some of the causes. I feel bad that I had no idea this was going on in her mouth. she didn't seem to have bad breath and she eats all the time. I hope she wasn't in a lot of pain. I guess I have to see what the vet says, but I hope she isn't in for a lifetime of costly and painful procedures. I have 4 other cats, so I hope this isn't something prevalent among them. Probably going to get them all checked. Thanks again, I will keep you posted. rbheart.gif
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Silly has been missing her bottom canines for so many years I can't remember when she lost them. It hasn't slowed her down any, as far as I can tell.

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Pepper lost one of her top canines when she was chasing Scooter and bit him on the butt. Vet said the rest of the teeth were ok, that one had a shallow root. Poor Scooter had to have an antibiotic shot just in case after he was bitten on his poor little bottom.
 

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I believe the age recommended for the first dental is 4, so if your kitties are over that age, you should get them all checked. agree.gif
You can also have their mouth just manually examined by the vet when you go in for your yearly exam. It doesn't cost any extra. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2 View Post

Pepper lost one of her top canines when she was chasing Scooter and bit him on the butt. Vet said the rest of the teeth were ok, that one had a shallow root. Poor Scooter had to have an antibiotic shot just in case after he was bitten on his poor little bottom.
 

Omg, I needed a good laugh this morning. I spit some coffe on the moniter though!  :)

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