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Do cats lose teeth?

post #1 of 44
Thread Starter 
I have come across a couple of posts where people have said that cat's lose teeth. My kittens are 4 month old. When does this happen? Should I do anything to help?
post #2 of 44
Yes, kittens lose their milk teeth, usually somewhere between 4 months and 6 months.
post #3 of 44
Most people don't notice when their kittens lose their baby teeth because they're so small, and because they aren't looking in their mouths.
post #4 of 44
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much for letting me know. I have seen about 6 cats grow up and I never new that they lose their baby teeth. So I shouldn't be pulling the teeth for them?
post #5 of 44
I saved a baby tooth that was extracted from Dexter when he was very young. Awwwww
Lei
post #6 of 44
Don't forget to put a quarter under their pillow. (or what is it up to nowadays, $5?)
post #7 of 44

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Originally Posted by coaster
Don't forget to put a quarter under their pillow. (or what is it up to nowadays, $5?)
post #8 of 44
Mine usually lose their bottom (fangs, I think that's what you call them?) ones at the same time, and then a little later, the top ones at the same time. Just be careful where you step during those times!
post #9 of 44
I was lucky and found 2 teeth! They're so cute and little!
post #10 of 44
Thread Starter 
That's unbelievable. I have found tons of "cat nails" (totally forgot what they're called) but never a tooth. I'll be on the look out.
post #11 of 44
We were lucky enough to actually find one of Bijou's teeth and one of Mika's so my daughter is saving them for the kitty scrapbook. Yes, she's made scrapbooks for them!

Usually I understand they swallow them and it's unusual to find one.
post #12 of 44
Which teeth are these?

Are they the little ones between the two large fangs?

PJ has those teeth - Teddy doesn't. I don't understand that difference...!
post #13 of 44
No, the milk teeth are the same as human baby teeth.
They fall out, getting replaced by the permanant, adult teeth.
post #14 of 44
I found 2 of Milo's teeth and I was so excited to find them. They are sitting in my little jewelry box so that I don't lose them.
post #15 of 44
Thread Starter 
I have checked their mouths yesterday. There is no sign of missing teeth. On Sept 4th they'll be 5 months old, do you think the milk teeth fell out already and we vacuumed them up? I hope not. I'll be on the look out for loose teeth. I wish we could find their baby teeth. I would put them into their album.
post #16 of 44
If they have toys they especially love to wrestle with, your first clue will be bloody toys
post #17 of 44
My kitten just yawned and two little teeth fell out on the table!!! lol3:
post #18 of 44
i never found any from flash or sooty, i used to say to blaine i thought they were meant to lose teeth and you would see a gap he just laughed at me lol
post #19 of 44
Pepper lost one of her adult fangs biting Scooter. He was not a happy boy when I had to remove the tooth from his butt.
post #20 of 44
Yosemite,

Just wanted to say how glad I am to see a fellow cat lover has a cat named Mika, too. My Mika is a 1 yr old polydactyl tortie point Siamese.
I stumbled onto this forum while looking up cats losing their baby teeth. I've raised 3 cats from birth, never saw them lose any teeth. Today, my 5 mo. old Siamese kitten Fuji lost a baby tooth right on my desk. Of course, I saved it.
post #21 of 44

Our kitten is 3 months old and we haven't notices if it has lost his first teeth or not? how can we find?? 

post #22 of 44

Never found any of Wesley's and only one of Buttercup's canines.   She was being spazy, bit down hard on her cat tree when we were playing together, and pop out came a canine and a tiny bit of blood.  Freaked until I realized it was just a baby tooth.

post #23 of 44

 

Quote:

Originally posted by coaster

Don't forget to put a quarter under their pillow. (or what is it up to nowadays, $5?)

 

 

Oh my God, Tim, welcome back!  You've been missed.  A lot! 

post #24 of 44
Hate to disappoint you Violet, but this is a resurrected thread. Tim posted in 2005.
post #25 of 44

Oh darn....... 

 

There are a few posters I think about sometimes, quite often in fact, wishing they would come back and start posting again.......Will have to remind myself to check dates when I see their names somewhere to make sure I don't do this again. 

post #26 of 44

 

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Originally posted by LDG
Hate to disappoint you Violet, but this is a resurrected thread. Tim posted in 2005.

 

 
Laurie, I started laughing about this right after I saw your post. I'm still laughing. And I'm thinking of the poem "Solitude" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox that starts with
"Laugh, and the world laughs with you.............."
 
So, for more laughs
post #27 of 44

Hey peps,

 

This morning my 5 month old kitten lost a tooth and we found it because we saw it sticking straight out , then it had fallen out when i came to check on him.:)

post #28 of 44
How nice for you that you found it. Did you save it?
post #29 of 44

Would have asked the same question a month ago.  I found out the hard way.  One of my cats teeth stuck me in the foot!

post #30 of 44
I saved the only tooth I found of Cassie. I have a pic somewhere lol
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