A friend of mine has a kitten and thinks she found what may be a tooth by his food bowl. Do kittens have baby teeth that fall out like human baby teeth, and at what age does this happen?

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Yes, cats have "baby teeth".

According to this veterinary site, teething occurs between 3-7 months of age.

It's not uncommon for a cat to sport two sets of upper canines ("fangs") for a while. Provided it isn't causing pain (they will be careful eating, gums will be red/swollen, and/or if you touch the tooth they'll react strongly), it's rather endearing.


They do have baby teeth.

They're also used as a method to tell a young cat's age: A cat that has all her adult teeth is always at least six months old.

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