My 6 mo. old kitten lost two teeth – a fang and back tooth!

Is it normal for a kitten to lose teeth? Dr. Baum, Chief of Staff, Center-Sinai Animal Hospital, in L.A., answers pet dental health question.

Is it normal for a kitten to lose teeth?

Dear Dr. Baum —

I was brushing my 6 month old kitten’s teeth, and he lost two teeth – a fang and left back tooth. Is that normal?

West Hollywood, CA.

Dear Melanie —

This is normal and appropriate. He will be losing more teeth through ten months of age.

Dr. B

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