CatsHow many teeth do cats have?

Cats have a total of 30 teeth, pointy ones on the top and smaller, blunt teeth on the bottom. Cats’ canines are incredibly long and strong for catching prey. They use their incisors to tear the meat off bones while their molars grind food down into small pieces so they can swallow it without choking.
Your cat’s mouth is full of these interesting facts! It’s fun to learn about what goes on in your cat’s mouth every day when you brush them or give them a treat from time to time.

How many teeth do cats have?

We all know that cats can be a little rough on their teeth. They don’t have any in their first week, and it takes them a while to grow in. In the first week after birth, there’s not much happening with these pearly whites anyway- but then suddenly something interesting happens your kitty will get her first teeth.
The first set of teeth comes in between 2-6 week old kittens, and your kitty will start chewing different solid food. The incisor teeth will come out first, followed by canines. Kittens have 26 baby teeth:

  • 4 Canines
  • 12 Incisors
  • 10 Premolars

A kitten’s permanent teeth come in between 4 and 6 months of age. The first pair can be seen just after losing their baby tooth (also known as an “infant molar”). By the time this happens, most young cats have already started to eat solid food. The permanent teeth come in the same manner incisors first, then canine, premolars, and molars.

  • 4 Canines
  • 12 Incisors
  • 10 Premolars
  • 4 Molars

Conclusion

Cats have thirty teeth. They are sharp and pointy, which is why cats can eat meat. Don’t put your hand in your cat’s mouth; it can cause serious injury if they bite you.