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Sammicarkeys

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I recently took my baby boy to the Vet and she mentioned that his teeth are stained and that she would look into reasons for this.

He is 3 months old. No problems biting or eating hard cat food. But his teeth have brown stains on them.

I spoke with the breeder who denied giving him or his mom a tetracycline antibiotic. Basically, no one knows why they are stained.

But my Vet is starting to worry me because she basically said that if his adult teeth come in stained, it may be due to an underlying cause that would involve a lot of expensive dental work.

My question is.... did your kittens have stained teeth? Or do your cats have stained teeth? Any particular reason why?
 

Condo commando

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FWIW I read it was common in Sphynx when I researched it a few years ago. My vet recommended a cleaning which really surprised me for a youngish cat. It was my sealpointed one, not my white Sphynx that he said needed it. FWIW.
 

Toa and Ross

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I go with the others. Sphynx kittens teeth do habe stains from drinking milk from their mommy
 

Aminamood

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I took my Charlie to the vet, who asked if he was four years old based on the color of his teeth...Charlie is only 9 months old! He teeth are soo yellow/brown. So I had his teeth cleaned when he was neutered...and after a week, his reel are back to the same color, and u have been brushing once a day :( I’ll do some more searching, but the color is due to his body oils...but there has to be a way to clean his teeth! Any suggestions? I may try brushing with coconut oil...I’m a chemist and “like dissolves like”...so maybe removing the body oil will be easier?
 

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Sheldon13

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I think it’s just a normal part of owning Sphynx. Discoloration is no big deal. More important to keep an eye out for plaque.


Love and Sphynx ~ It’s all you need
 

Condo commando

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My vet recommended this product for teeth cleaning. I haven't tried it yet so I can't say much. I bought it for tartar buildup. It says "water additive" but the vet even said water additives don't really do anything. He recommended squirting it with a syringe into the side of the mouth so it rinses the teeth. For the price I thought it was worth a shot.

www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08CWY3TLW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&th=1

www.amazon.com/TecUnite-Disposable-Measurement-Irrigation-Mouthwash/dp/B078K8SVMN/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?dchild=1&keywords=dental+irrigation+syringe&qid=1603578566&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExQ0k0OE1IQVhDUjRHJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwOTM3OTI3MjkxMEpLOE9WOExCVyZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwMzMyMzk0MlBSQkZFUDU0SElGMSZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2F0ZiZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU=
 

pussiette

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We use a manual toothbrush and then use cotton swab with Hexarinse.


 
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