The Feline Lost a Canine!

by kelly

Jim Lost A Tooth!, originally uploaded by Koog Family.

I’ve been noticing for a few days – although it took a while to register, that when Jim looks at me and meows, I see more of his lower lip than usual.

Yesterday, it occured to me that there might be a tooth issue. Not thinking too carefully about it, I managed to grab him and get a look at his upper teeth.

All there. But I mentioned it to Paul.

And this morning, Paul checked the bottom teeth and confirmed that Jim lost one of his large, lower canine teeth!

I’m pretty proud of the fact that I both held Jim AND took the large picture here all by myself.

And there’s no doubt. Our 10-year-old little buddy is now down one (pretty important) tooth.

My guess is that he lost it trying to eat the harder parts of one of his many recent bird or mouse victims.

The area where the tooth was doesn’t seem infected or irritated.

So I guess we wont’ do anything in particular about it. Except maybe give him soft food a little more often.

Missing Tooth!

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