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Posted: 10/17/2008 8:44:53 PM EDT
I think its a tooth.  I have 2 cats.  I checked their feet the best I could (they dont like being checked very much), as well as their mouth, but I don't know what's normal or abnormal.

Do I need to take them to the vet?







Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:45:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 8:46:54 PM EDT by fxntime]
Tooth. Is one of the cats older?
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:46:43 PM EDT
Possum tooth. I would keep an eye on those "cats".
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:47:21 PM EDT
Toof.

Cat claws are clear/translucent, not solid white.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:47:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 8:48:26 PM EDT by Justin-Kase]
It should be flexible if it is, if it's not then its a tooth.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:51:33 PM EDT
Looks like a tooth. I wouldn't worry about it
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:51:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Tooth. Is one of the cats older?


One is a year old, one is 6 months.  And its very hard, even towards the hollow end.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:51:47 PM EDT
I checked with Mrs Brundoggie, DVM and she says "WTF are you looking at?  Its a tooth, dumbass."
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:53:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Brundoggie:
I checked with Mrs Brundoggie, DVM and she says "WTF are you looking at?  Its a tooth, dumbass."


Do I need to take them in for a checkup?
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:54:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Brundoggie:
I checked with Mrs Brundoggie, DVM and she says "WTF are you looking at?  Its a tooth, dumbass."



Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:57:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By stealbear:
Possum tooth. I would keep an eye on those "cats".



IT NEVER ENDS!
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 8:57:48 PM EDT
Hmmmm....I know the answer has been answered, but next time, ask yourself this.

"Does it FEEL like a one of my teeth, or one of my toenails.?"

That will be your answer.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 9:00:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hondaciv:

Originally Posted By fxntime:
Tooth. Is one of the cats older?


One is a year old, one is 6 months.  And its very hard, even towards the hollow end.
def a tooth. Most likely there new teeth are growing in
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 9:03:09 PM EDT
Goldfish tooth.....no doubt about it.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:09:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By hondaciv:

Originally Posted By Brundoggie:
I checked with Mrs Brundoggie, DVM and she says "WTF are you looking at?  Its a tooth, dumbass."


Do I need to take them in for a checkup?


She says "Of course, dumbass. If your kid handed you one of his toofs lookin all bloody and broken like that, what would you do."

<whispers> i think she may be trying to gin up bizness for a fellow vet, ya never know
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:24:47 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 11:25:24 PM EDT by Cypher214]
Kittens grow adult teeth at 4-6 months.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:24:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/17/2008 11:25:09 PM EDT by Cypher214]
Double Tap
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:41:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Brundoggie:

Originally Posted By hondaciv:

Originally Posted By Brundoggie:
I checked with Mrs Brundoggie, DVM and she says "WTF are you looking at?  Its a tooth, dumbass."


Do I need to take them in for a checkup?


She says "Of course, dumbass. If your kid handed you one of his toofs lookin all bloody and broken like that, what would you do."

<whispers> i think she may be trying to gin up bizness for a fellow vet, ya never know



The younger kitten, the 6 month old, goes to the vet next week for his second shots.  I'll ask the vet about it then.  Interesting your mrs didn't mention that it might be a baby tooth falling out.
Link Posted: 10/17/2008 11:57:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By krpind:
Goldfish tooth.....no doubt about it.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 12:05:38 AM EDT
tooth. Not a Vet, but it looks more like enamel then nail to me.
Link Posted: 10/18/2008 8:53:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/18/2008 8:57:00 PM EDT by Brundoggie]
All joking aside.

She said she can't tell by the pic if it had "fallen out" or "broken off".  Since you are unfamiliar with kittens losing their kitten teeth she suggested checking with your vet to make sure everything is ok.  She also said to reassure you kittens lose teeth the same way kids lose baby teeth.  Did you try to look in the kitten's mouth? If so, what did you see?

ETA: You didn't say whether or not the tooth came from the kitten or the 1 year old which is why she had some concerns.  She also suggests that you work with the kitten to get used to getting the mouth and teeth handled so dental care will be easier.  All of our kittens get their lips lifted and mouth examined frequently and starting at an early age so they get used to it. Sorta.
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