Kitten Tooth Question

This is going to be a silly question. It's been well over 8 years since I've had a kitten in the house, but any answers are welcome :)

My kitten is just turning 9 months old. She was 7 months old when she joined the family. At the time she came home her teeth were mostly in, molars still coming in - gums looked pretty raw. She was licking her lips alot. Vet saw her and was pleased how she looked and everything health wise is 100%.

So now, at 9 months, she still has some redness on her gums. Mostly at the canine and some by the molars and there is still some licking of the chops. Appetite is EXTREMELY healthy. Eating mostly dry, but supplemented with some wet food also. Pooping, drinking, playing all normal.

So just want to make sure this doesn't warrant a vet visit and it's normal.

thanks :)

Asked by Tequila on Jan 9th 2014 Tagged teething, teeth, gums, sore, kitten in Dental Care
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Panda Bear

Unless your cat has chronic dental disease, which is unlikely at such a young age, she's finishing up teething. If it seems like she's having some trouble chewing you can add a little wet food to her diet, but not all or her teeth will go bad at a young age. Puppy frozen teething toys (by petstages) are fun for cats to play with and chew on, and they are soothing to the gums, but found in the doggy section. I would also try Greenies SmartBites treats that have the dental Greenie on the outside and soft centers... they come in three flavors for either digestion, healthy skin and hairballs. At a year, you will have another vet visit including a dental check, and you can check out Greenies, the only VOHC recommended dental treat for cats, in all 8 flavors! ^_^

Panda Bear answered on Jan 9th.

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It seems there is something dental issue with your cat. You must surprise that around 70% of cats have dental problem. So you should consult with the vet and try to brush the teeth of your cat.

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