The age of a cat can be judged by the growth of its teeth and hair
After 2-3 months, the deciduous teeth grew well and began to change teeth.
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 is a kind of memorial to keep the baby teeth!
When the cat is four or five months old, the head of the cat may lose appetite during the tooth changing stage. At this time, on the one hand, we should pay attention to the tooth length in the cat’s mouth, on the other hand, we should provide it with easy to chew food to protect the 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. By 6 months, all permanent incisors were fully grown. One year later, the mandibular incisors began to wear, five years later, the canine teeth began to wear, seven years later, the mandibular incisors were round, and more than 10 years later, the maxillary incisors were round.
Six months after birth, the cat grows new hair, indicating adulthood. It enters middle age in 6-7 years. At this time, white beard grows on the mouth, and white hair grows on the head and back in old age
A friend asked, what’s the relationship between body shape and age? Well, cough, it’s hard to tell. Generally speaking, the weight will not change any more. Basically, people are over one year old.
The newborn kitten is only the size of a man’s thumb. It can see the obvious wet or dry umbilical cord. With eyes closed, it can only crawl with its stomach rubbing against the ground. At this time, the kitten can only feed cat milk, if you can’t drink colostrum, the resistance will be much lower. Pay attention to heat preservation. If the umbilical cord turns black and dry and even falls off, the eyes are still closed, the claws are hairless and the nails are exposed and will not be retracted. It will take about 5-7 days if you squeeze your fingers into your mouth and don’t feel the friction of the small teeth growing out of the front teeth. If you can feel the front teeth, to expose the friction, then the cat about 10 days. Still keep warm and milk. Open your eyes but don’t move with your fingers. Feel your front teeth with rough friction. There are several upper and lower teeth leaking out, about 2 weeks in size. Still can’t adjust the temperature independently. Not even in summer. If you open the cat’s mouth, you can feel a small tip in the dog’s teeth, or use your eyes to see that there are small grains of rice from the root to the tip of the teeth. The cat will be in three weeks, and the cat with good physique can tremble and try to stand up. You’ll lick your hair. If the cat’s stomach and paws are not hairy at this time, it doesn’t matter, because we can’t keep it perfectly. It’s better to grow up. At this time, the temperature should be kept constant. If you open your mouth and see that the teeth in your mouth are as big as sesame seeds (don’t think it’s not different from 3 weeks, in fact, the longer the faster), or as long as half a northeast rice grain, it should be 4 weeks. The cat can stand up and even climb two steps slowly with its legs bent. Although I often wrestle. At this time, there is no need to wrap it up at night, because the cat can crawl around by itself, and the nest will be more loose. Still need to feed milk, can add a few milliliters of meat sauce every day to supplement nutrition, but do not feed too much. A maximum of 6-7 ml a day is enough. If the cat can stand up, the canine teeth are as long as the northeast rice, if you open your mouth, you can see that the big teeth are showing the trend or have come out with a small tip, the cat will be nearly 5 weeks! Ears should be clearly visible to be standing or already standing up. In addition, judging from the appearance, the ears stand up on the 31st day or so. It’s on day 35 that you’ll lick water instead of sucking bottles. Once the kitten can lick water, feeding can be labor-saving. But it’s best to replenish milk with bottles six weeks ago. Weaning too early is bad for kittens.
Pictures of domestic cats (20 pictures) on the 45th day, kittens will obviously lift their legs and lick their buttocks. Because the cat’s small waist has been long, can make the big cat’s movement. By week 7, congratulations – kittens will start looking for you and exploring places they don’t know. To such a large, as long as feeding properly, do not let climbing, you can very smoothly raise big. In addition, the baby cat belly is very thin, only one layer of skin. Touch must be light. Please follow the instructions of the feeding sticker. Kittens seven weeks ago don’t know how full they are. They need surrogate parents to control their intake in order to grow healthily. For the question of whether the kitten has constipation, the kitten under 4 weeks can gently touch the right side of the cat’s body and abdomen. If you can touch a long hard strip, and the strip can be touched from the hind legs to the ribs, then the cat really needs to defecate. You can gently turn it over and massage your belly clockwise. For a cat over 2 weeks old, you can put your front leg on your other hand to do a kick. Kittens over four weeks, or more than a month, can also touch it, but it needs a little more strength to touch it. Because the cat’s stomach has grown muscle and fat, it will tightly wrap the intestines. PPPs: when not stimulating urination, kittens will not suffocate. If they are anxious, urination and defecation should start around 3 weeks, but it is better to stimulate them regularly. By the week of 5 weeks, the kitten will resist your stimulation and can train with litter
1. Check the umbilical cord stump
Mothers of cats usually bite the umbilical cord after giving birth. The remnant will turn into a small piece and hang on the belly of the kitten. A kitten’s umbilical cord stump usually scarred off three days after birth. If the kitten still has a small umbilical cord, then it is just a few days old.
2. Look at the cat’s eyes
The eyes of newborn kittens go through several stages of development, from the beginning of opening the eyes to the final fading of the blue membrane into the color of the eye of the breed itself. Generally speaking, kittens will not open their eyes until 14 days after birth, and some will open their eyes within 7 to 10 days after birth.
If the cat’s eyes are closed, it means that it has just come into the world. If the kitten has opened its eyes, it is at least a week old. If the cat’s eyes are just open and squint a little, it’s about two or three weeks in size.
3. Look at the ears
Check your ears. Like the eyes, a kitten’s ears undergo several stages of development. You can infer the age of a kitten by changing its ears.
If the ear is close to the head, it may be less than a week old. The new born kitten has flat ears and sticks to its head. When it grows to five to eight days, it begins to open and slowly stands up. It takes longer for the ears to open than for the eyes. Even though the ears are slow at five to eight days.
Kitten feeding skills
First of all, in the early days of raising kittens, we try to feed them with Kitten Food, because it can better ensure the nutrition and health of cats than homemade food. After all, cats in this period need a lot of nutrients, and cat food is a good choice.
When cats are a little older, they can eat some homemade food, because at this time, their food and nutrition requirements are not so strict.
In addition, when feeding cats, pay attention to let them form a good habit of scientific diet. It is recommended to feed them once a day in the morning and in the evening. If possible, it is best to put away the food after meals, especially those that are prone to spoilage. In addition, feeding should pay attention to: timing, quantitative, fixed point.
The cat can see how big it is as follows:
1. The newborn kitten is only the size of a man’s thumb. It can see the obvious wet or dry umbilical cord. Its eyes are closed, and it can only crawl with its stomach rubbing against the ground.
2. 5-7 days. If the umbilical cord turns black and dry and even falls off, the eyes are still closed, the claws are hairless and the nails are exposed and will not be retracted. Squeeze your fingers into your mouth and feel the friction of the small teeth that grow out.
3. About 10 days. The owner can feel the exposed front teeth.
4. About 14 days. The kitten opened his eyes but would not move with his fingers. He felt rough friction on his front teeth, and there were obviously several upper and lower teeth leaking out.
5. About 21. When the owner opens the cat’s mouth, he can feel a small tip in the dog’s teeth, or use his eyes to see that there are small grains of rice from the root to the tip of the teeth. The cat with good physique can tremble and try to stand up. You’ll lick your hair.
6. About 28 days. The kitten opens his mouth and sees that the teeth in his mouth are as big as sesame seeds (don’t think it’s different from 3 weeks, but the longer it is, the faster it grows), or it is as long as half a northeast rice grain. It should be 4 weeks. The kitten can stand up and even slowly bend its legs to climb two steps. Although I often wrestle.
7. About 35 days. Kittens can stand up, canine teeth as long as northeast rice, open the mouth can see that the big teeth have a trend of outcrop or have come out of a small point. The ears stand up around the 31st day. It’s on day 35 that you’ll lick water instead of sucking bottles.
8. About 45 days, the kitten will have obvious leg licking action. Because the cat’s small waist has been long, can make the big cat’s movement.
9. In week 7, the kitten will start to play with their owners and explore places they don’t know. To such a large, as long as feeding properly, do not let climbing, can be very smooth.
10. After 2-3 months, the deciduous teeth were fully grown and began to change teeth
10. At 6 months, all permanent incisors were fully grown.
11. One year later, the lower incisor began to wear.
12. Five years later, the canine teeth began to wear.
13. Seven years later, the mandibular incisors were round.
14. Over 10 years, the upper front teeth were worn into a circle.
The life span of cats varies from species to species, ranging from 12 to 15 years. Generally, cats begin to enter old age after the age of 7-8. Recently, with the improvement of cat breeding environment, longevity cats are also gradually increasing.
The age of the cat is based on the degree of tooth wear. The primary teeth grow at 3 weeks old, all grow up at 5 weeks old, the front teeth wear out at 1 year old, the dog teeth age at 5 years old, the mandibular front teeth become round at 7 years old, and 10 maxillary front teeth fall off.
In addition, the age can be calculated according to the growth of the hair: the kitten is 6 months old, the white beard on the mouth is 6-7 years old, the white hair appears on the head and back, and the old cat loses luster.
The cat’s age can generally live 10-15 years, there are a few cats can live to 20 years old
After the cat enters the old age, like the human, it will appear the symptoms of old age, such as weakness of waist and legs, slowness of movement, loss of teeth, vision loss, fear of cold and so on. Therefore, it is also the responsibility of the breeder to take the old cat to see the animal doctor regularly and let the old cat live a stable and comfortable life. The exact age of cats entering the old age varies with breed and individual, and there is no unified limit. Because the cat to the old age, appearance and behavior almost no obvious change, but it will also appear as the elderly show physiological changes. Veterinarians believe that cats over 6 years old are prone to diseases related to old age. It is generally recognized that cats aged 6-7 years have generally reduced activity, increased fat deposition and weight gain
12 weeks old – once vaccination, teeth and hair change. Can completely leave the cat mother independent, rabies vaccine injection. August old – all permanent teeth are fully grown, and the mastoid hair is completely changed. Both male and female cats can be sterilized. (exceptions to some larger cat species – Persian, British Shorthair, etc.) One year old – fully grown up, fertile for mating. As above, some large cats have to wait until one and a half years old or longer. The average life span of a cat is about 12 years, with 15, 16 and even longer. You can refer to the following algorithm to convert the age of the adult class. Cats are 15 years old when they are 1 year old, 26 years old when they are 2 years old, and 28 years old when they are 3 years old. In the future, every year a cat increases 1 year, human beings add 4 years. Cats are 76 years old when they are 15 years old, and 96 years old when cats are 20 years old. Maybe you’ll find that you’re a little older than you are in a corner.
Five weeks old – the growth rate of the kitten will become very fast. You can diversify your kitten’s diet, but the most nutritious growth foods (cat food and canned cat) are the most nutritionally balanced foods produced for kittens. Six weeks old – kittens learn to hunt by using toys as imaginary prey. Playing with each other gives them the opportunity to try to play offensive and defensive roles. The mother of the cat began to drink less milk. Seven week old – kittens grow very fast. Remember to weigh them regularly to understand their development – it’s not so easy to put them on a scale. Eight weeks old – completely weaned. At this time, the kittens should be vaccinated to prevent respiratory diseases and infectious enteritis (cat plague). Do not let the kittens go out without vaccination.