Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Another cat question, this time about his teeth?

So my cat looks like a mini Dracula his teeth are really sharp and his canine teeth stick out from his upper jaw and cover a tiny bit of his lower jaw.He looks like he has vampire fangs. Is this in any way normal?

Another cat question, this time about his teeth?
if they seem to long, you can go to the vet and ask. if the vet thinks there too long, you can get them clipped

same thing with rabbits
Reply:I would have a vet look at him. That doesn't sound normal and they might best be removed.

Cats don't need their teeth at all if they don't have to capture and kill prey for their food.
Reply:Cats canine teeth do stick out and cover the lower teeth in their jaws. In fact, while some cats sleep, you can see their teeth peeking out fron under their lips.

And contrary to other totally daft opions, cats DO need their teeth. Strangely enough, they need to chew and cats fed a natural diet, like mine, use their teeth top rip meat off bones quite successfully...cats don't need their teeth pfffft!
Reply:Cats can eat even dry food without any teeth, but what you describe seems quite normal to me. Consider that in the wild, what they chase after and bite after has to be held by the teeth, so the canines will be a bit longer than other teeth.

But you bring up a point that some never consider. Your vet should check your cat's teeth at each visit for any inflammations of the gum which can lead to serious problems. Cats get tartar build up on their teeth like humans can have.


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