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Retained deciduos upper canines?

Discussion in 'Cat Health and Nutrition' started by Forget-me-not, May 6, 2010.


  1. Forget-me-not

    Forget-me-not PetForums Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I am new to the forum and have a question about my kitten's teeth. He is 5 and a half months old and is getting his adult canines but I am a little worried as he currently still has his baby "fang teeth" even tho his adult ones are coming in. He was at the vets for neutering but she either did not notice or feel this was anything to be concerned about. He is a Maine Coon cat who is doing great, weighs 4 kilos and does not have any problem eating. Am I being neurotic? Is this anything to worry about? It does look strange when he yawns and you see double fangs! My OH is not concerned and advises that once his adult teeth have come in fully then the extra "baby teeth" will be pushed out.
    I hope this will be the case but would welcome any other opinions.
    Thanks
    FMN
     
  2. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    Welcome to the mad house :D Dont worry to much Louie has the same problem with his front teeth :rolleyes: they should come through ok when ready I think everything takes a little longer with MC's. Aslong as he's eating & not showing any discomfort all should be fine.

    You will have to put some pics on :D
     
  3. GreyHare

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    My boy had both adult and baby fangs for a while but his baby ones did fall out of their own accord, he did make an awful noise when eating with them though:scared:
     
  4. Forget-me-not

    Forget-me-not PetForums Member

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    Thanks GreyHare and Dally Banjo. Always good to get reassurance from more knowledgeable people!
    I will try to attach a pic but as you may see the wee man was not impressed with having another photo taken of him!
    Lion roar.jpg

    Thanks again
    FMN
     
  5. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    Awwwwwwwwwwwwwww he looks tired after his photo shoot :D
     
  6. Forget-me-not

    Forget-me-not PetForums Member

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    Update - panic over! Both baby-fangs have come out of their own accord. I have no idea where they ended up. He probably ate them as he tries to scoff everything, edible or not! Caught him eating my rose bush at the weekend. At least he chose a thornless variety to nibble on.
    Thanks for your support
    FMN
     
  7. Dally Banjo

    Dally Banjo PetForums VIP

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    Snap :D Louie's have gone to :lol: no rose bush though just Hollys tail again :rolleyes: :lol:
     
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