How Many Teeth Do Cats Have?

June 05, 2018 2 Comments

How Many Teeth Do Cats Have?

Wondering how many teeth your furry friend has?

Just like humans, kitties have two sets of teeth in their lives so, they have 26 deciduous teeth which are also called baby, primary, milk, or kitten teeth, and then, they develop 30 permanent teeth which are also known as their adult teeth.

In this blog post, I will share a few things that you should know about your kitty’s teeth.

Let’s get started.

Cats and their deciduous teeth

Kittens aren’t born with visible teeth and their deciduous teeth start to erupt from their gums when they reach the age of about three weeks and they get all of them by the time they’re four months in age.

In total, your kitten will get 26 primary teeth.

If you want your kitty to have a healthy mouth, you should ideally start brushing her teeth when she’s still young. So, starting to brush your cat’s teeth when you first bring her home before the discomfort of teething begins is an excellent idea.

When do kittens get their permanent teeth?

The entire teething process in kittens is relatively fast.

Kittens begin to teeth when they are about 3½ to 4 months of age. This is the time when the primary incisors begin to be replaced by permanent incisors. Kittens get all 30 adult teeth by the time they are six to seven months of age.

Do you have questions about cats and teething? Leave them in the comments, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.


2 Responses

Christie Trusz
Christie Trusz

June 21, 2018

Do the first 26 baby teeth fall out before the 30 permanent ones grow in? Or are the 26 just supplemented by 4 more? Thx for your help.

Glenda
Glenda

June 21, 2018

My cats will not let me brush their teeth & hate the vets. Is there a bone or biscuit that can get rid of plaque.? Thank you in advance

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