Understanding Teething in Kittens

You or your veterinarian may notice occlusion problems. In ideal occlusion for most cats, the upper incisors fit snugly just in front of or level with the lower ones, and the lower canine is just in front of the upper one. In some cats, one side of the jaw grows more than the other, so the incisors may align correctly on one side but not on the other. Sometimes the misalignment is such that the cat cannot chew comfortably, or a tooth jabs into the cat's palate. In either case, your veterinarian may need to extract one or more teeth for your cat's comfort and dental health.

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