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    cats age from Teeth

    is there a way to tell the cats age by there teeth?
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    baby teeth v. adult teeth, and then for adults, by the amount of plaque and tartar build up.
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    You can make a pretty good estimate on a cats age by examining their teeth. When I worked at the SPCA, we used the cats teeth to determine an approximate age.

    2-4 weeks


    Deciduos incisors coming in.

    3-4 weeks

    Deciduos canines coming in.

    4-6 weeks


    Deciduos premolars coming in on lower jaw.

    8 weeks

    All deciduos teeth are in.

    3 ˝-4 months

    Permanent incisors coming in.

    4-5 months


    Permanent canines, premolars and molars coming in.

    5-7 months


    All permanent teeth by 6 months.

    1 year


    Teeth white and clean.

    1-2 years

    Teeth may appear dull with some tartar build-up
    (yellowing) on back teeth.

    3-5 years

    Teeth show more tartar build-up (on all teeth) and some tooth wear.

    5-10 years


    Teeth show increased wear and disease; pigment visible on gums.

    10-15 years


    Teeth are worn and show heavy tartar build-up; some teeth may be missing.

    Information from: Rural Area Vet

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    WOW! Thanks for that list Crazy-Cat-Lover! I always wondered that too! I had bet Mike that Miss Tuxie wasn't but about 6 months old and the vets guess was 2 YEARS...... I was judging by her body, the vet judged by looking at her teeth.

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    Thats pretty accurtae I would say.
    Tubster has fantastic teeth, very white and clean and hes about three years old.Thats amazing as he has been eating scraps and what he can catch while a Porch Cat.
    I hate to think that an indoor diet will hurt his beautiful smile.
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    cats age from Teeth

    Great info on teeth.. Now my girls are all 4 to 5 yrs of age & indoor cats.. Their teeths are all real clean & white.. However I keep Tarter Control hard treats out for them too..

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