Has your sweet little kitten turned into a cranky bundle of fluff that gnaws on everything in sight? If so, they may be teething. And just like human babies, kittens can experience some uncomfortable symptoms. Here’s what you need to know to help your beloved pet through the teething period:
Kittens are born without teeth. Their first set of baby teeth (deciduous) will come through by the time the kitten is six weeks old. These baby teeth will eventually fall out and be replaced by adult teeth (permanent), which come in by 10 months of age.
The Teething Phase
Kittens go through the teething phase when their new teeth emerge and their old teeth fall out. This teething period usually starts when your kitten is around four months old and can last for a few months.
Teething kittens may experience loose teeth and a sore mouth and gums. This discomfort can produce some crankiness and a loss of appetite.
How To Help
Help your kitten through this phase by feeding them soft foods and providing them with a teething ring to chew on. You may notice they find relief by chewing on wool, blankets, or other fabric-covered objects. As tough as it is seeing your kitten so unhappy, remember that it won’t last forever!
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