Cats Need A Regular Oral Exam, Too!
It’s that time of year again: time for your cat’s annual oral check-up. Taking your cat to the vet for an oral check-up once a year is a vital part of your feline’s health regimen. By getting a dental examination, you can be sure that your animal is in a hale and hearty condition.
Once a cat reaches a certain age, it gains its permanent teeth. As is the case with human children, baby kittens first develop “baby” teeth before growing longer lasting permanent ones. Three or four weeks after a kitten is born, their temporary teeth are in position. Then, the permanent teeth begin to replace the temporary teeth, a process usually completed 3 to 4 months later. By the time the cat becomes an adult, it will have 30 permanent teeth to replace the 26 baby teeth it lost.
So, like humans, cats loose their “kitten” teeth to gain