DeziDezi:  Meowllo sweet Daily Mews Readers. It seems like forever since we’ve meowed with you all. So much has happened for us to tell you about. When we last spoke, we introduced you to sis Lexi’s successor, me’s new nemesis and Service Kitten in training, RaenaBelle Mayce. Well she’s growing like a weed. And let me tell ya’, she’s got sass. Yep, you read that right, she’s full of sassafrass. That girl just never stops. And try to tell her something for her own good? Well, she’s gonna be one of those that has to learn everything the hard way. Some kitties just think they know everything and she’s gonna be one of them me thinks. Mommy says, things will change as she gets older, but me’s not so sure. Mommy also says that me's coming into me's own as Queen Kitty and me's getting a little sassy too. Can you believe that? Me sassy? Anyways, we were tossing around ideas of what to bring to you today when Raena provided us with the purrfect topic.

Raena:  I did, sis Dezi? What did I do?

Dezi:  Nothing Special Raena, you’re just growing up. As most of you know, we are bloggers and on other social media platforms as well. While reading posts and comments of others, we realized there’s a lot of confusion and misinformation about the age things start to happen with kittens and even puppies. So we thought we’d tackle one of those issues this month.

Raena:  I’s sure they’d like to know which issue you’re talking about sissy.

Raena bites a boxDezi:  Me’s getting to that Raena, just hold your bloomers. You know sometimes you can be a real pain in the pantaloons. Anyways, Raena is teething right now, and she’s having a fairly rough time of it. Some kittens’ teethe and never show any outward symptoms and others get physically ill. Raena’s kinda in the middle of that. We found that most people had never given a thought to their kittens teething and for sure didn't know what age it was supposed to happen. When most kittens are adopted they have a full set (26) of baby (milk) teeth. And then suddenly, they have adult teeth. Peeps don’t really think about it. Occasionally they’ll notice their normally sweet kitten is biting or chewing, or even sleeping more than normal, but don’t give that much thought. We thought we’d list a few physical symptoms you might see or notice when your kitten is teething.

·        Extra chewing or biting, especially of hard surfaces (thick cardboard boxes make great teething "rings")

·        Fever and/or Lethargy

·        Extra energy to burn, Kitty might be a little cranky

·        A tooth stuck in a toy, box or leather handbag/sofa, etc.  

Raena with her boxKittens start teething around 3 – 4 month of age, when their incisors come in. And around 4 – 6 months of age the pre molars, molars and canines erupt. Normally this happens without any help from you or a VET. Around 7 months of age your kitten should have a full set (30) of adult teeth. Occasionally a kitten will have a problem with retention of one or more of their baby (milk) teeth. When this happens, it’s time to consult a VET as it could lead to other problems and health issues down the road. Symptoms of Tooth Retention are:

·        Bad Breath

·        Abnormally positioned permanent teeth

·        Swollen, red or bleeding gums around the baby tooth or teeth

·        Overcrowding in the mouth

This is very easy to deal with as the tooth is usually already loose, but don’t attempt to pull the tooth yourself. Please take kitty to the VET.

Raena:  Dezi, do you think I’s gonna have that retention problem?

Dezi: Me doesn’t know Raena, it’s too early to tell. It’s not genetic, it’s just something that happens. But with as much energy as you have and all the biting you do, me would imagine you’ll have those baby teeth outta your mouthy in no time. 

Raena:  I’s sure hope so, I’s don’t ever wanna go back to that VET place again.

Dezi:  We’ve gotta wrap it up for now. But to find out why Raena doesn’t want to see the VET again, click here.  https://dezizworld.com/2016/08/07/an-oversized-blest-sunday/

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Till the next time…………………………….Be Blest!!!

Dezi and Raena in a heart of loveLove and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

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