False Teeth For Cats

Posted on April 5, 2008  Comments (7)

False Teeth For Cats! What Next?

A team of eight British college students, calling themselves Fangs A Lot, have created the first false tooth for a cat and set up a business, Animal Solutions, to market false teeth for cats, dogs, and other animals. The group and its prototype false cat tooth have made it to the finals of the Ideas Igloo Roadshow, an invention contest for college students sponsored by Britain’s Make Your Mark Campaign and Microsoft, UK.

False teeth for cats may sound ridiculous, but they could be a solution to a serious problem for cats. Cats have notoriously bad dental problems. Cat owners seldom brush their cats’ teeth or scrape the surfaces of the teeth to remove plaque. By the time a cat is 3 or 4 years old, she may already have periodontal disease that can lead to tooth loss. Tooth loss may also come about as a result of tooth breakage, particularly in the canine teeth.

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7 Responses to “False Teeth For Cats”

  1. John
    April 5th, 2008 @ 10:27 pm

    This might seem ridiculous to some but my wife owns a pet sitting business and I have learned that there is absolutely nothing certain people wouldn’t do for their cats. Before starting her business she worked at an Animal hospital. Often when an animal died that had wealthy owners, the owners would pay to have the animal cremated separately so they could keep the ashes in custom Kennel Club urns.

  2. Vera
    April 6th, 2008 @ 1:58 pm

    Very interesting. I think my cat need 2 or 3 from these false teeth :)
    Thanks for the information.

  3. Monica
    August 14th, 2008 @ 10:24 am

    Well I suppose it makes sense.

    The pain and discomfort that animals suffer through bad teeth and gum disease is dreadful! To be truthful as a dog owner myself I was not aware when I first got her that they should have their teeth brushed. Like anything if this is started from a puppy they will get used to it and it should then become part of their grooming routine. Sadly when a dog is older it tends to be a lot more wary about being poked around in the mouth!

    I guess this will happen one day. Wonder whether they will have to take them out at night and put them in a glass by the side of their baskets!

  4. safa
    May 3rd, 2009 @ 8:38 pm

    I need teeth… for my cat! He’s about to loose it! or them….. can we do this man?

  5. Anonymous
    February 3rd, 2010 @ 2:43 pm

    oh wow. I better start brush my cat’s teeth! She is already 5 though…

  6. Debbie
    January 24th, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

    We took in a stray female, that someone dropped off. She looks like she is under a year old. Having 2 cats of our own, I started feeding her the same dry cat food that we feed our cats. Not looking into her mouth, we never noticed that this poor little thing didn’t have any teeth at all! We found this out when we saw her yawning big one nite and couldn’t believe our eyes. We fell in love with this kitten and want to help her. She eats very well, soft and dry cat food. If you could send me some information about this new treatment for cats, please do so. Thanks..:)

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