- First teeth
- The teeth and change of diet
Cats, like humans, early in life get baby teeth and then change them to permanent. We’ll talk about how many milk teeth in the kitten, when and in what sequence they grow up. And at what age it starts with a change of milk teeth in kittens.
Kittens are born toothless. The first food they receive from the cat-mother, so at the very beginning of life babies gums and enough natural reflexes. Baby teeth do kittens start teething at the age of two weeks.
- First the incisors — small front teeth, six on the upper and lower jaw. The incisors grow when the kitten is two to five weeks old. These teeth help to cut and capture food. Tools cats use, when to clean his fur.
- At the age of three to eight weeks the kittens get teeth — long teeth on either side of the incisors. Canines provide an opportunity to capture food and to dig deep in her mouth. They serve to protect in the event of a showdown with other cats.
- Milk premolars usually erupt between the ages of three to six weeks. In the upper jaw six and the bottom four. They are best suited to grind, careful grind food. Premolars allow you to grab food if you need somewhere to move.
Molars — the most distant, large teeth. They are indigenous and grow, when do kittens milk teeth fall out at age four to five months.
How many milk teeth in a kitten and how many are indigenous? 26 teeth — this is a complete kit. 14 teeth in the upper jaw, 12 on bottom. In milk teeth can determine the age of a kitten. If the incisors have grown, and the teeth were still breaking, it probably four or five weeks.
Barely having time to grow up, milk teeth fall out, giving way to constant. There should be 30 — to the same dataset are added a molar, two far tooth top and bottom. Change of milk teeth in kittens usually begins at the age of three to five months. Change teeth in the same sequence, from incisors to premolars. During the change of teeth, it may happen that a pet’s permanent teeth have already started to grow, and the milk not yet dropped. Approximately eight months the kitten-teenager is a fully formed system of molar teeth and occlusion. If any milk tooth, for example, Fang did not want to fall, show your pet to a specialist.
The teeth and change of diet
The appearance of baby teeth usually does not cause kittens extreme discomfort. However, gums may itch and the kitten may behave restlessly than usual, and as a baby, to pull everything into his mouth. Don’t worry, this is temporary and things will get better soon.
Periodically inspect the gums of your pet. If you notice irritation, consult your veterinarian about suitable anti-inflammatory agents.
Usually during the change of teeth takes place unbeknownst to the owner, but some Pets may change their behavior. Sore gums of the baby can lead to eating disorders, it is not dangerous. But if the “hunger strike” lasts more than a day, it should attract the attention of the owner. Bad breath pet appears when the change of teeth in most cases.
The milk teeth of kittens are not as strong as the root. But they are more thin and sharp, and compared to the permanent teeth are bright white.
Be careful during the games with the pet — toothed toddler can accidentally hurt to bite you. At-risk are electrical wires, furniture and everything you can to bite. Make sure that your pet has not bitten you, and special toys for the kittens. Find it in the pet shop toys, which help to take the kitten to work and bite.
Brushing kittens teeth are not necessary, but if you wish, you can gradually accustom the kitten to a special toothbrush or dental toys to adults make it easier for you to monitor the status of the oral cavity of the pet.
If newborn kittens enough breast milk, the appearance of the teeth indicates that the baby is now able to eat something “adult”. Diet mustachioed bully can be gradually and carefully expanded.
By the time all the baby teeth will grow, you will need to determine the power pet. Either it is finished feed, wet or dry, or natural food. In the latter case, the diet needs to be coordinated with a veterinary technician and an additional vitamin-mineral complex.
Don’t let your kitten homemade food from the table. All smoked, salted, fatty sweet has hurt him and will have a negative impact on the condition of the teeth and gums.
Among complete wet and dry food there is a line specifically for kittens. These foods create experts, they are considered essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals. Dry granules from the quality of food help to maintain teeth health of the pet, as if to touch the tooth and hard food plaque are removed naturally. However, kittens are easier to digest wet food, so dry and wet food is better to combine but do not mix them in one bowl. While the kitten is less than three months, the dry food is recommended to stir in warm water. The kitten should always have access to clean fresh water. Utensils for feeding also should always be clean.
Take care of the oral health of your pet from childhood. This will help prevent dental problems in the future that cause your pet severe discomfort and the host – worried about the health of the ward and decent spending on treatment. We wish you and your kitten to safely pass through the period of the appearance of milk teeth!