# How Many Teeth Do Cats Have

Cats start out with 26 deciduous teeth. By six months of age, these baby teeth fall out and are replaced by permanent teeth, 30 in the cat.

Cats have 30 teeth (12 incisors, 10 premolars, 4 canines, and 4 molars), while dogs have 42. Kittens have baby teeth, which are replaced by permanent teeth around the age of 7 months.

Feline kittens have 26 deciduous teeth, and adult cats have 30 permanent teeth.

Most of the teeth in a cat are very small and you can only see them if you look very close.

Permanent dentition:
2(I 3/3 C 1/1 P 3/2 M 1/1) = 2(8/7) = 2(15) = 30 teeth

Third upper premolar and first lower molar are the sectoral teeth.

Deciduous dentition:
2(Di 3/3 Dc 1/1 Dp 3/2) = 2(7/6) = 2(13) = 26 teeth
Cats have 30 teeth (12 incisors, 10 premolars, 4 canines, and 4 molars).

Cats have 30 teeth, each especially designed for biting, slicing, and stabbing. The teeth are arranged so a cat can sever a rodents spine with the presicion of a surgeon. The large canine teeth let him grab his prey with enough force to kill it. The molars work like scissors to cut prey into bite size pieces. Their mouths are adapted for meat eating. They can,t move their mouths sideways so they are unable to grind or chew the food with their mouths closed like humans. Thats why they always chew on larger pieces of food with the side of their mouth cutting off smaller pieces and swallowing the pieces whole. Kittens baby teeth get replaced by permanent ones start at about six months. There will be a full set of permanent ones by nine months.

Constance Ryan