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Cat lost a tooth

December 19th, 2003, 08:51 AM
My 2 yr. old cat lost one of his front teeth. What could have caused this and how concerned should I be?

December 20th, 2003, 11:51 AM
Is there an odor coming from the mouth? Look for infection.
But if it all looks ok I wouldn't worry one bit about it.

December 21st, 2003, 06:48 AM
Agree, check very carefully for infection, swelling, if he's not eating or chewing normally that would also indicate a problem. Maybe check the adjoining teeth in case it's a gum or bone problem, just a thought?

Could have caught it on anything, really. One of my dogs lost a tooth in a dogfight (oops) - I think he got it caught in the other dog's collar buckle. It's never bothered him a bit; luckily it was just one of the little bitty front teeth on his bottom jaw.