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    Charger
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    Over the past week, Charger seems to have grown extra sets of canine teeth both below and above. Been waiting for his 1st set to fall off but its still there after one week. When he closes his mouth at times the milk set that has been pushed outwards pushes up against his mouth and he looks like he’s snarling at me- Elvis style lol

    Is it normal the 1st set takes this long to fall out?

    Dee Dee

    #755795

    Charger
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    Oh also any ideas on how to give him teething relief? Thanks in advance

    #755796

    Buttons
    Moderator

    For the teething relief i just made sure i.had some plastic chew toys around and like a baby i even put them in the fridge to cool them a little for my fellas… And it can take a couple of weeks for the milk teeth to loosen and fall out do i wouldn’t worry about them doubling up.. In some rare cases cats are.left with the double fangs but even then its not a major problem.. They will fall out eventually you probably will just notice them missing them one day.. Cats normally loose them while eating and swallow them..

    #755797

    Charger
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    Thanks Buttons; you are becoming my official kitty guru lol I’ll work on getting the chew toy for Charger. One lower canine fell off this morning when he was biting me; hurt like heck too (me not the bite machine lol)

    Now if only someone would invent a pineapple flavored chew toy for kittens, it would take care of hairballs and teething in one stroke lol

    #755798

    Kiplings_cat
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    I am told that p-lastic drinking straws also work well.

    Catkin used my cell phone antenna- my old phone had little tooth marks on it! Unfortunately, it drowned (the phone, not Catkin!) and I don’t have it any more…

    #755799

    Charger
    Participant

    thanks KC, plastic straw seems do-able. Hope you are feeling a bit better today 🙂

    #755800

    Pookster
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    Someone recommended getting a facecloth, dampening it and putting it in the freezer. Can’t say Pooks really went for it. She had a tooth hinging out at right angles for a day….then it disappeared….now she’s got Big Girl teeth, getting used as a chew toy is even more ouchy….

    #755801

    Charger
    Participant

    I also read that somewhere Pookster but was dubious about giving something frozen to Charger lol.

    I thought cats calm down and chill after being fixed but Charger’s showing no sign of slowing down yet. Today he bit me so badly in 3 spots on my hand and wrist it was bleeding quite a lot. I’m soooo not looking forward to being chewed on with his permanents!!!!

    #864765

    Melanie
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    I have 2 kittens Their names are Aoi ( the boy ) and Ahkah ( the girl) they are my cat’s babies but my cat died 4 days after their birth..since then I’m the one taking care of them.. since then I’ve been coming here in the site and it’s really a big help! Right now they are 31 days old and I noticed that they are having their teeth now.. and they are biting each other specially Aoi he keeps on biting Ahkah.. so I keep on separating them every time I here Ahkah’s squeak! What can I do make Them stop biting each other since I think they are teething now?

    #864767

    Kittyzee
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    This is normal kitten behavior, and from their play, they learn what is too hard to bite each other and you. You can stop their play for a bit, but they will still roll and tumble and bite. It’s just how they learn and you will teach them eventually that biting humans is off limits. Do not play with them with your hands and feet, but use toys like wands with feathers, kicker toys, balls, etc. that they can chase and bite and kick. Keep their front nails trimmed while they are small so they are used to it and their scratches won’t hurt. Just trim the sharp hook, don’t get too close to the pink ‘quick’, as it will hurt and bleed.

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