A Guide To Cat Teeth Age Chart
Cat’s Teeth Age Chart
1-2 year old
Loss of baby teeth
A cat should have all of her teeth
Some cats will struggle with dental disease
Many cats will have a missing tooth
Birth – 2 Weeks Of Age
When a kitten is just born, she will have no teeth. The first teeth that a cat gain are baby teeth, and they will usually start appearing when the cat is around 2 weeks old.
2 - 4 Weeks
In this period, a cat will get all of her baby teeth. Cats have a total of 26 baby teeth.
When a cat is around 12 weeks old, she starts losing her baby teeth. After this, a cat’s baby teeth will be replaced by cat’s permanent teeth.
3 - 7 Months
For the next couple months, a cat will start getting her permanent teeth. A 7-months old will have a total of 30 permanent teeth: 12 incisors, 4 canines, 10 premolars, and 4 molars.
1 - 2 Year Old
If your cat has 30 teeth, and all of her teeth are white, your cat is likely around 1 to 2 years old.
5 - 10 Years
If your cat has yellowing on one or more of her teeth, she is likely an older adult – probably around 5 years or even older. Cats between 5 and 10 years of age might also struggle with dental disease.
A missing tooth (or more than just one) usually indicates that a cat is older than 10 years. It is common for older cats to have tartar buildup, a dental disease, or missing teeth.
Why Is Cat’s Dental Care Important?
Dental health is crucial for a cat’s overall health, since bacteria from cat’s teeth and oral cavity might spread to cat’s kidneys, liver, and even heart, causing more severe health problems.