How to estimate a cat's age through its teeth

Burke
AUG 22,2021

Generally from childhood we know the age of the cat, we can take care of the cat according to its age in due time, and we can also choose cat food according to the age of the cat, while some adopted cats we do not know its age, in fact, the age of the cat can be judged according to the teeth, by observing the cat's teeth, you can estimate the size of the cat's age.

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       Generally from childhood we know the age of the cat, we can take care of the cat according to its age in due time, and in the selection of cat food can also be selected according to the age of the cat, and some adopted cats we do not know its age, in fact, the age of the cat can be judged according to the teeth, by observing the cat's teeth, you can estimate the size of the cat's age.

  1. Generally, the cat starts to grow its milk canines (that is, two cuspids in each of the upper and lower jaws) and small incisors in the upper jaw in the 2nd-3rd week after birth, and by the 5th week, all the milk teeth are in place. 2-3 months the milk teeth are in place and tooth replacement begins.

  2. From the fifth month after birth, the cat starts to change teeth. At this time, when you open the cat's mouth, you can often see that the gums of the canine part of the cat's teeth are slightly reddened, which is a sign that new teeth are coming in. In another week or two, you can see four canine teeth in the upper or lower jaw of the cat, i.e. two teeth in the same canine position and one slightly thicker, which is the new tooth. As the new teeth grow, the milk canine teeth are slowly top loosened, fall out and are spat out by the cat. If you observe carefully, you may pick up the cat's replaced baby teeth, and keeping the cat's milk teeth can be considered a memento.

  3. When the cat is four or five months old, the director is in the tooth replacement stage and may lose its appetite. At this time, on the one hand, you should pay attention to the growth of the teeth in the cat's mouth, and on the other hand, you should provide it with easy-to-chew food to protect the new teeth.

  4. One year after the kitten is born, the incisors of the lower jaw begin to wear out, and after seven years, the canine teeth gradually age. In the seventh year, the incisors of the lower jaw are worn to roundness; in a ten-year-old cat, the incisors of the upper jaw are all gone. Careful cat owners, by observing the changes in their cats' teeth, should prepare different foods for their cats to benefit their health. By 6 months of age, all permanent incisors are in place. 1 year later, the mandibular incisors begin to wear down, 5 years later the canine teeth begin to wear down, 7 years later the mandibular incisors are worn into a round shape, and over 10 years later the maxillary incisors are worn into a round shape.

  5. 6 months after birth, the cat grows new hair to indicate adulthood, 6-7 years into middle age, when the mouth grows white whiskers, and in old age, the back of the head grows white hair. Some friends ask, is there any relationship between body size and age? Generally speaking, the weight no longer changes, basically it is already one year old or more.

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