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Losing teeth?

Annalisa Conserti-JonesAnnalisa Conserti-Jones Member Posts: 5,234
edited 23 August, 2008 in Kitten Corner
My baby girl kitten is getting big. It seems like only yesterday she was a scrawny little grey kitten, and now she's a big grey kitten. She's about 4 1/2 months old, and losing her baby teeth is just around the corner. I have noticed she is chewing things a lot more. She chewed on a couple of paperbacks (we don't care, except for the whole "please don't eat paper" issue), and keeps chewing on the rope of the cat tree. I think it's to soothe her tender gums. I've never had a kitten this young, so I figured people who've had kittens this age before might have some advice on what to expect, and what to do to ease the process for her. We're going to the vet soon for other stuff, so I will eventually ask the vet. It would just be nice to hear from fellow cat owners too. - Gracie's mom


  • Nicole JonesNicole Jones Fort CollinsMember Posts: 128
    edited 23 August, 2008
    The chewing sounds normal. Watch out for chewing on electrical cords! Both of my cats do this. Very scary. When Chloe was about that age, I would find her baby teeth on the floor. Other than that, she didn't seem any different.
  • Annalisa Conserti-JonesAnnalisa Conserti-Jones Member Posts: 5,234
    edited 23 August, 2008
    We've already taken care of that with Bitter Apple (mom learned about me chewing electronic cords the hard way, lost an iPod car adapter that way), that's why I've been chewing paperbacks instead. ;)
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