Frequently asked questions
- At what age are kittens teething?
- Do kittens bite a lot when teething?
- When should you start brushing the kitten's teeth?
- How can I keep my kitten's teeth healthy?
- Can I keep my cat's teeth clean without brushing?
Kittens typically begin teething when they are around 3-4 weeks old. By 6 months of age, a kitten should have a complete set of 30 adult teeth. However, some kittens may take up to 9 months to fully develop their adult teeth.
When kittens are going through the teething process, they may bite more frequently to relieve discomfort and pressure associated with new teeth growing. To help alleviate this behaviour, it is important to provide appropriate chew toys and discourage the biting of hands or other inappropriate objects. It's always best to consult with a veterinarian for further advice.
It's recommended to brush your kitten's teeth as soon as they develop adult teeth, i.e. when your pet is around 3-4 months old. However, it's important to consult with a veterinarian first to ensure that you are using the right technique and check your kitten's dental health before starting a regular tooth-brushing routine.
To maintain the oral health of your kittens, it is essential to schedule regular dental check-ups with a veterinarian, brush their teeth every day using toothpaste made for cats, and provide them with toys and treats that promote dental hygiene. Additionally, make sure that they are consuming a diet that supports dental health.
Yes, it is possible to maintain your cat's dental hygiene without brushing its teeth. This can be done by giving them hard and crunchy food, providing them with chew toys, and scheduling regular dental check-ups and cleanings with a veterinarian. Additionally, it is important to keep an eye on your cat's eating habits and address any dental issues as soon as they arise.