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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2004, 11:25 PM Thread Starter
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Kitty Dentures?

(Jim thought up the title for this post )

This evening, we've been worried about Skeeter because he kept sticking his tongue out really far and licking all over his mouth. Then his little paws kept rubbing from his cheeks outward to his mouth, like he was trying to get something out of his mouth...we didn't know what to think and were just about to call the vet when we noticed something laying on the bed. It was a tooth! Now, we know that kittens lose their milk teeth at around 5 months of age (he has about 2 weeks till then), so we are a bit calmer now . We'll keep an eye on him, though. It just seemed like trying to get this baby tooth out was really painfull/irritating for him. Has anyone else experienced this as their kitten was losing his/her teeth? I just want to be sure this is normal.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-06-2004, 11:32 PM
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I just now looked inside Addison's mouth because of this post and it seems she's already lost a few teeth and I hadn't even noticed. She's 17 weeks old. I didn't realize they came out so early. I can see two of them have almost come in already and the others have little empty spaces.

I haven't noticed her doing anything unusual or doing anything with her mouth to bring attention to this. Hmm...
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2004, 08:37 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for your reply AddFran. I've read that it's rare that you find kitten baby teeth when they fall out as most of the teeth get swallowed. So, don't be surprised that you didn't even know little Addison was teething.

Skeeter's behaviour was just so strange...almost like he was trying to deal with his first hairball and didn't know what to do (my first thought). I hated not knowing what was wrong with him, but we didn't want to call the vet unless we knew it was an emergency.

I guess like any parents, though, we have a little freak-out period (OMG! What's wrong with our baby!?) when we notice out-of-the-norm behaviour AND THEN we start to think logically (okay, what do the books say?).
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2004, 03:17 PM
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I was lucky to find quite a few of Cleveland's baby teeth. I am so sad though, I've taped them into his baby book

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-07-2004, 03:40 PM
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I'm glad I'm not the only one! I kept Dusty's baby teeth too!!


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