Grabbity’s double fangs

by Suw on October 4, 2009

I’ve had cats all my life, including some kittens, and I’ve never caught one in the act of getting their adult teeth. Usually kittens teethe, swallow their milk teeth and the new ones are there to fill in behind so there’s nothing much to spot. But I was surprised to see Grabbity – who has been chewing on everything in the flat she can wrap her teeth around – has two sets of fangs in her upper jaw.

Grabbity's double fangs

I first spotted them on Friday, so I’m going to keep an eye on them and if the deciduous teeth (that’s milk teeth to you and me – I had no idea that deciduous applied to anything other than trees! does that make her permanent teeth ‘evergreen’?) don’t fall out within the next week I’ll be talking to the vet to see if they need pulling.

Meantime, they do look rather impressive!

Grabbity's double fangs

Chris Bray October 7, 2009 at 8:16 am

If she’s any thing like all the cats I’ve spent anybtime with then you get serious ‘hero points’ for getting your fingers that close to her mouth!!

Suw October 15, 2009 at 6:24 pm

She’s pretty tolerant, actually. Both of them are.

As it happens, Grabbity’s milk fangs have now both fallen out – one on Tuesday, one on Wednesday, so now she’s back to having a normal smile.

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