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teething

Kittens are usually born with no teeth.

Temporary teeth only starts appearing at the age of 2-3 weeks for kittens.
Adult teeth will slowly begin to replace the milk teeth at about 16 weeks.

Kitten's Temporary Teeth

Adult Cat's Teeth

signs of good dental health

Gums should be a healthy pink in colour with no redness or bleeding where the gums meet at the teeth.

Breath should not smell bad

Temporary teeth are sharp & will look similar to each other

There should be no discomfort when eating

Teeth should be white & clean, not discoloured

Adult teeth are less sharp and will look different according to the type of tooth (incisor, canine, premolar & molar)

plaque & tartar

Plaque is a mix of oral bacteria, food debris & proteins in the saliva, which sticks to the surface of the teeth. Tartar is then formed once it hardens.

important!

When you are examining your cat's mouth or brushing her teeth, make sure:

1 her back is towards you;

2 stop to check if your cat is showing signs of discomfort/distress

Visiting the veterinary clinic also serves as an excellent source of information as the vet can provide thorough examinations and advice on all aspects of dental care.

Introduce the Royal Canin® Feline Dental Veterinary Diet to her diet to ensure good oral health always

Recommended for:

  • Daily Oral Hygiene
  • Dental Plaque & Tartar
    (to limit their development)
  • Associated Halitosis

NOT recommended in case of:

  • Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Cardiac Disease**
    **when sodium restriction is sought
  • Growth, Gestation/Lactation

*Gorrel C, Robinson J. Periodontal technique and extraction technique. In Crossley, Penman: British Small Animal Association, Manual of Small Animal Dentistry, Gloucester, UK, 1995: 139-149

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Our partners:

SPCA Selangor is a well-respected and trusted animal welfare Non-Profit Organisation based in Ampang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.

The registered society, AnimalCare (Persatuan Penyayang Haiwan Petaling, Selangor) is founded to promote the practice of CNRM (Care-Neuter-Rehome/Return-and-Manage) for street animals.

International Cat Care (www.icatcare.org) is a not-for-profit organisation. Their preventive healthcare programme strives to improve the overall welfare & health of cats worldwide.