Ask Dr. Richards

October 2004 Issue

Ask Dr. Richards: 10/04

Question: What is the teeth cycle of cats from kittenhood to adulthood? Do cats lose teeth as they grow older? Iíve looked in one of my catís mouths and found fewer teeth than in my other cat. Is this normal? Also, is their tooth maintenance similar to ours (that is, regular cleaning, checking for cavities and periodontal disease, etc.)? How often do they require a checkup? Ö

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