A cat will lose its teeth when it is old – how is a cat losing its teeth

       Yes, cats change teeth too! Like human beings, the growth and development of cat teeth also go through two stages, namely the deciduous teeth stage and the permanent teeth stage. In the deciduous teeth stage, the cat has 26 teeth. When it comes to the permanent teeth stage, the cat will have 30 teeth, with 2 molars on each side.

       The growth of the cat’s teeth and the change of teeth are very regular. By observing the cat’s teeth, we can often estimate the cat’s age. In general, three to four week old cats grow deciduous canine teeth (two canine teeth in the upper and lower jaw) and small front teeth in the upper jaw. By the fifth week, all the deciduous teeth are fully grown.

       From the fifth month after birth, the cat began to change its canine teeth. When the cat’s mouth was broken open, you could often see that the gums of the canine teeth of the cat were slightly red, which was a sign of new teeth. In a week or two, you can see that there are four canine teeth in the cat’s upper jaw or lower jaw, that is, there are two canine teeth in the same canine tooth position, and one tooth is slightly marked. This is the new tooth. With the growth of new teeth, the deciduous canine teeth are gradually loose and fall off, and are vomited out by the cat. If you observe carefully, you may find the cat’s teeth. It’s a kind of memory to keep the baby teeth!

       When a cat is four or five months old, the head of the cat may lose appetite during tooth changing. On the one hand, it is necessary to observe the growth of teeth in the cat’s mouth. On the other hand, it is necessary to provide chewy food for it to protect its new teeth.

       One year after the kitten was born, the front teeth of the lower jaw began to wear, and seven years later, the canine teeth gradually aged. In the seventh year, the front teeth of the lower jaw are ground to a round shape; in a 10-year-old cat, all the front teeth in the upper jaw are gone. Careful cat owners, by observing the changes in the cat’s teeth, should prepare different food for the cat, in order to help the cat’s health.

       Dental care is often ignored in the medical diseases of cats. However, the dental condition of cats is a very important work for their health. The health care work at ordinary times and the regular tooth washing are the best defense measures against dental diseases. How many teeth does the cat have? Cats are carnivorous animals, in order to adapt to predatory behavior and defense and protection function, so their teeth are born with special arrangement and function. Normally, a cat has an average of 28 permanent teeth. No matter what breed of cat, it usually has about 26 to 34 teeth. Among them, the canine teeth are the longest, which are usually used to grasp or bite things; the front molars are smaller, and their main function is to grind food; the big molars can cut food into small pieces and easy to swallow, which is called chewing; and a row of small front teeth in the front of the mouth actually have no function. Kitten’s deciduous teeth begin to change from April to about six months old. At this time, the most common phenomenon is that the permanent teeth have already grown out, but the deciduous teeth have not fallen off. If two teeth occupy one position at the same time, one of them should be removed by a veterinarian. In addition, malocclusion or asymmetric teeth are very common in some breeds of cats (e.g. Persian cats). This situation does not necessarily need to be corrected unless it can be dealt with when it causes disease. What does cat tooth disease have? Generally speaking, more than one-third of cats over the age of three have dental diseases of various degrees. When they are 10 years old, most of their teeth are lost, which will lead to problems in other parts of the body. The most common dental clinical cases of cats, that is, tooth degenerative diseases, include the following: (1) dental calculus and halitosis Cat’s teeth are easy to form tartar, and the process is very similar to that of humans, and the formation of dental plaque comes from bacteria, saliva and food residues, and finally forms dental calculus through the mineralization process; unless cleaned regularly, there will be serious accumulation of dental calculus and bad breath; when too much Tartar will cause gingivitis, and then lead to bone loss around the teeth After that, the root of the tooth is exposed, and soon it will loose and fall. When the cat’s teeth begin to have problems, there are usually only a little appearance symptoms. When there is no appetite, it means that the teeth are already quite painful and begin to block eating. £¨2£© Gingival ulcer is also known as “isthmic lesion” (meaning that the disease occurs at the place where the tooth contacts the gingiva). Usually, there will be ulcers on the gingival line of young cats, which will damage the whole tooth. When the teeth are damaged, it will be easy to break. In addition, when the ulcer spreads to the root, it will lead to root abscess. Unless it occurs in the upper row of teeth, it is difficult to detect obvious symptoms. It is worth noting that some veterinarians may recommend that these teeth be removed and filled with fillings. However, recently, there is increasing evidence that this method can not prevent the deterioration of the disease. Therefore, regular tooth washing and daily health care are the most effective treatment. Trauma or disease (e.g. gingival ulcer) can cause tooth breakage. If the broken part occurs in the pulp cavity, it will soon cause pain and inflammation. However, from the appearance, it is usually seen that the cat lacks appetite, or its head is tilted when eating to avoid chewing food with painful teeth. Then it may be due to secondary bacterial infection If the symptoms of anorexia, fever and swelling of the face appear gradually, if they can be found in the early stage of the disease, they can be repaired by veterinary doctors. However, at present, most of the treatment methods of veterinarians are usually pulling out. £¨3£© Feline stomatitis is a rare but rather serious dental disease, because platelet allergy can stimulate the cat’s own immune system to attack its own gingiva, resulting in stomatitis; poor response to treatment can be described as a serious inflammatory reaction in the mouth. If the treatment time is delayed, it will cause serious inflammatory reaction, damage the gingiva and damage the teeth; during the treatment, steroid drugs can be given, teeth should be washed at least once every three months, and daily dental care should be done well. However, if the treatment is to be completely cured, all the damaged teeth must be removed. £¨4£© Other tooth disease rotten teeth will have significant local reactions, such as pain, swelling, severe bad breath. Tooth decay can lead to systemic reactions, such as fever, progressive weight loss, hair thickening, loss of appetite Etc. Diseased teeth can also have many indirect negative reactions in other parts of the body, especially the heart and the penis. However, because some cats do not show obvious clinical symptoms of dental diseases, it is very important to have a complete dental examination at least once a year. How do you wash your teeth? The most important way to prevent this is to wash your cat’s teeth regularly. Although tooth washing requires an anesthetic process, it can be performed in the outpatient department without hospitalization. Usually, the veterinarian will first remove the dental plaque and calculus on the surface and root of the tooth. If there is disease or damaged gingiva near the root, appropriate treatment will be carried out; then, the work of molars will be carried out to make the surface of the teeth smooth to reduce the rate of plaque formation; finally, rinse the teeth with a solution containing antibiotics to prevent infection, so as to complete the work of tooth washing It takes about an hour. Special attention should be paid to the fact that some veterinarians may use their fingers or tools to scrape off dental stones directly without anesthesia. This practice will cause serious damage to the adjacent gums. This practice is not recommended here. In principle, veterinary surgeons can solve many special dental problems, such as root canal can remove abscess at the root, gingival cap can fix exposed roots, and can be used to assist teeth with poor occlusion. However, due to the requirements of professional technology, similar medical behaviors are best left to professional and experienced veterinary dentists. To prevent dental disease, generally speaking, the cat’s teeth are very small and not easy to repair. It is suggested that the owners can do a good job of dental care for the cat since childhood. If effective preventive measures can be taken according to the effective steps, it will not be necessary to spend a large amount of medical expenses and make the cat suffer when the disease is serious. There are two important factors that should be paid special attention to when the owner carries out the daily dental care for the cat: (1) make a dental health plan for the cat as soon as possible; (2) regularly ask the veterinary doctor to carry out a complete dental examination for the cat. Some owners may lift their lips and rub their gums with their fingers when they lie on their legs. Unfortunately, this method can not achieve any cleaning effect. The only advantage is that the cat can get used to the action of rubbing teeth. In fact, you can try to add some special cleaning methods or suitable products slowly to reduce dental calculus The formation of. However, this method is only applicable to kittens, and the effect of adult cats is not so ideal. Moreover, if a cat is used to letting its owner grind his teeth since he was a child, he will soon reach the goal of brushing his teeth every day. To establish a correct concept of prevention, do not use brute force to brush your cat’s teeth. In addition, there are many effective tools on the market, such as small toothbrush for cats, fingertips containing small toothbrushes, and toothpaste containing cat’s favorite flavor Etc. If a cat is unable to accept brushing action, then it can smear fluoride gel on the lips of the cat, or smear the gel on the outside of the tooth with the applicator, and then slide the gel onto the surface of the tooth with the action of licking. It can also achieve good results. In addition, feeding dry food alone will not keep your cat’s teeth clean. Although the grinding action of eating dry materials has a little benefit, the plaque formation rate is always much faster than that of dry material rubbing. If your cat can’t adapt to brushing your teeth, and you want to replace it by other ways, you can also use the cat’s prescription food to reduce the daily health care of plaque and dental calculus formation. However, it is recommended to discuss with the veterinarian before implementation. In any case, if the cat does not do any effective dental care at home, and never cleans the teeth or asks the veterinarian to wash the teeth, then the stubborn dental calculus is absolutely impossible to remove; therefore, it is necessary to establish the correct prevention method, otherwise, when the cat has a mouth full of rotten teeth and dental stones, it will be too late!

       What do you mean? My cat lost four teeth in a day, which also scared me. Yes, cats usually change their teeth in five months. Like people, they grow new teeth first and then lose their baby teeth. My two cats are five months old. They were born to the same mother. Now one of them has lost almost seven teeth. She is in a bad mood and loves to bite. But during this period, I follow him. Ha ha If you have new teeth, you need to protect them. If you eat hard cat food, you will clean your teeth. If you have the conditions and time, you have to brush your teeth! I hope your Mimi is healthy and happy. After changing teeth, you will be a big child. Haha

       A cat loses a tooth. It will fall out in about six months. It’s funny when she loses her teeth. My Mimi doesn’t lick her teeth very much. Her head is still twisted. At first, I thought he was stuck by something. I only saw a white thing fall off. I was happy to tell my mother that Mimi grew up and lost her teeth several days later. Two front teeth fell first, Like children, at that time, the appearance was really lovely. My mother found Mimi’s teeth on the ground when she wiped the floor, and showed me that there was a bit of blood on it. It was really the same as the teeth lost when we were children

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       Cat teeth

       Healthy cats always have a pair of white teeth, and we can often personally experience the power of cat teeth. However, sometimes we will find some strange things on the floor of the room, such as the cat’s teeth, which means that the cat has lost its teeth. The tooth loss can be caused by a variety of reasons, which may be ordinary tooth replacement or oral disease. ????

       I. tooth change

       The cat begins to grow teeth about 2 weeks after birth, and 26 teeth grow completely in about one month. About 3 months after birth, the deciduous teeth fall off. At 5-6 months, 30 new teeth will grow. ??????

       From the fifth month after birth, the cat began to change its canine teeth. When the cat’s mouth was broken open, you could often see that the gums of the canine teeth of the cat were slightly red, which was a sign of new teeth. In a week or two, you can see that there are four canine teeth in the cat’s upper jaw or lower jaw, that is, there are two canine teeth in the same canine tooth position, and one tooth is slightly marked. This is the new tooth. With the growth of new teeth, the deciduous canine teeth are gradually loose and fall off, and are vomited out by the cat. If you observe carefully, you may find the cat’s teeth. It’s a kind of memory to keep the baby teeth! ???? ??????

       When a cat is four or five months old, the head of the cat may lose appetite during tooth changing. On the one hand, it is necessary to observe the growth of teeth in the cat’s mouth. On the other hand, it is necessary to provide chewy food for it to protect its new teeth. ?? ??????

       One year after the kitten was born, the front teeth of the lower jaw began to wear, and seven years later, the canine teeth gradually aged. In the seventh year, the front teeth of the lower jaw were ground to a round shape; the 10-year-old cat lost all the front teeth in the upper jaw. Careful cat owners, by observing the changes in the cat’s teeth, should prepare different food for the cat, in order to help the cat’s health. ???????

       Periodontitis

       Periodontitis and other dental diseases can cause tooth loss. If periodontitis causes the destruction of the cells that support the tooth, the tooth will loose and fall off. Because periodontitis is accompanied by severe pain, so it hate things to touch their mouth, do not want to eat. ??????

       If the symptoms worsen, inflammation of the jaw bone will appear, and pus from the root of the tooth will break through the skin. Once this happens, you should receive special treatment as early as possible, so take it to the hospital as soon as possible. To control the infection, penicillin 50 000 / kg body weight and dexamethasone 0.5 mg / kg body weight should be used, once intramuscular injection, twice a day. Gentamicin 10000 units / kg body weight, dexamethasone 0.5 mg / kg body weight, mixed intramuscular injection, twice a day. The second is supportive therapy. For cats with reduced appetite, intravenous infusion of glucose and compound saline, and oral vitamin B preparation should be given. ??????

       In addition, three months after birth, when the cat changes its teeth or when it is old, it will lose its teeth without any disease. ????????

       3. Aging

       The gums and alveoli of 12-13-year-old cats begin to relax and their teeth will fall off. It is not sick at this time, so don’t worry, but the food is not chewed enough. At this time, you can’t feed the food that it ate when it was young, and help it change into digestible and chewy food. ??????????

       When an old cat loses its teeth, first check whether it has oral disease and whether it is caused by oral disease. If so, it is necessary to see a dentist, wash your teeth and remove tartar. If not, it is usually caused by the decline of physical function of old cats, and the teeth of cats that are old enough also begin to age and slowly fall off. ???????????

       In addition, tooth diseases are mostly caused by bacterial infection, so preventing the formation of tartar or tartar is the first step of prevention. On weekdays, observe the state of the lower oral cavity and treat the teeth with brush or gauze. It’s good for your cat’s mouth. ????