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Derpy Pics Of Cat 'Teefies'

They bite. They gnaw. They chomp. Even though cats have long been domesticated, they’ve still got some of their ancestor’s ferocity left—just look at their canines! But no matter how seriously cattos want to be taken, sometimes, they’ll end up looking completely derpy when they show their teeth. One of the best places for awesome cat teeth pics is the Teefies subreddit (not to be confused with the Toofers one which is for dogs). Go check ‘em out.

We’ve collected this list of funny and adorable pics of cats showing off their teeth to brighten up your day. Enjoy the pics, share ‘em with any cat lovers that you know, and don’t forget to upvote your fave photos. We’d also love it if you shared any hilarious pictures of your own pets’ teeth in the comments.

Bored Panda reached out to veterinarian, writer, and pet advocate Dr. Ernie Ward to learn more about cats' teeth and how to keep them healthy. "About 80 percent of adult cats have serious problems with their teeth, especially a condition called periodontal disease. Periodontal disease looks like stained or 'dirty teeth,' but underneath that discoloration lies gum infection. This infection can spread harmful bacteria throughout the body, damaging heart valves, kidneys, liver, and causing intense pain. In fact, many cases of 'finicky eating' is a cat's way of telling their pet parents it hurts to eat," Dr. Ward told us. Scroll down for the rest of our interview with him.

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Derpy Pics Of Cat 'Teefies'

Grooming Teefies

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"Cats need their 30 adult teeth brushed and cleaned regularly. If you don't feel comfortable brushing your cat's teeth with their super-cool tiny kitty toothbrushes, you'll need to have your cat's teeth cleaned once a year by your vet," Dr. Ward told us just how important it is to brush cattos' teeth. And who can resist using tiny kitty toothbrushes?

"If your cat's tooth becomes broken, infected, or is causing severe pain, tooth extraction may be required. The procedure is identical to a human having a 'tooth pulled.' Your kitty will be sedated, the gums numbed, and the tooth extracted. Often a special suture will be used to sew up the hole and antibiotics and pain medication prescribed. Most cats feel much better after a damaged tooth is removed and can eat and drink within hours," the vet told us what it's like when cats have to get their teeth pulled.

Awww, Look At The Little Teeth

Derpy Pics Of Cat 'Teefies'

The Best Portrait

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Attack Teefies

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You’d expect that these meowsome and purrfect predators would have a lot of teeth based on the way how high and mighty they’re acting. But that’s far from the truth.

Adult cats have only 30 teeth while kittens have 26 baby teeth. Let’s compare that to doggos and us hoomans, shall we? Dogs have 42 teeth when they’re all grown up good boys and girls and they have 28 baby teeth. Meanwhile, people have 20 baby teeth and 32 teeth by the time that we’re adults.

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She's Very Proud Of Her Remaining Two Teeth

Derpy Pics Of Cat 'Teefies'

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Derpy Pics Of Cat 'Teefies'

The very first baby cat teeth to erupt are the incisors and the canines, so kittens can and do look like teeny vampires for a bit. The first baby teeth start growing when the kitty-cats are around 5 to 6 weeks old and their permanent teeth start to show up when they’re 11 to 16 weeks old, starting with the incisors.

Then, when the cats are 12 to 20 weeks old, their adult canines make an appearance. While premolars erupt when the felines are 16 to 20 weeks old. Finally, the molars (the hard-to-see ones that are way in the back of the mouth) emerge when the cats are around 20 to 24 weeks.

Om Nom Nom

Derpy Pics Of Cat 'Teefies'

Sister Found This Lil Guy Under Her Porch

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Mr. Grinny McTeethy

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Singular Toof

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Vicious Lion Snarls As He Shows His Massive Set Of Teefies To The Helpless Prey

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Mr. Monty Just Can’t Control His Teef

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How You Milk The Venom From A Cat's Teeth

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Brand New Teefies

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Anger Teefs

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Not Sure If I Love His Teefies Or Freckle More

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Cat Or Seal?

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Sparkle, Say Cheese

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Me: “Smile For The Camera”

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It Looks Like He’s Saying “Cheeese”

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Vicious Attack

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Scratchy Teefies

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You’re Not Listening To Meeeee

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I Choose This Pumpkin

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Caught Him Smirking

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Meeooooow

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My Wife Told Me To Post This

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Someone Said You Guys Might Like Milo

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My Dad Sent Me This "Very Ugly But So So Sweet" Kitty From His Airbnb In Hawaii. Her Name Is Agnes

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1 Megabite

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I Was Told My Little Vampire Belongs Here

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My Cat Doesn't Like Road Trips

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Up Close And Personal

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I Was Trying To Get A Good Picture Of This Little One To Post To Adoption

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In The Midnight Hour, He Cried More, More More

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Box Destroying Teefies

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Happy Kitten

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Training Him For Halloween

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My Neighbours Cat, Rufus, Likes To Nap At My House, Teefies Out And All

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Here’s My Gargoyle. He Had To Get The Majority Of His Teeth Removed At A Young Age, But He’s Still Handsome

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Shanya The Vampire

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She's Out Like A Light, So I Get To Adore Her Tiny Teeth

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Kitten Floss The Ones He Wants To Keep

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My New Kitten Fell Asleep On Her Back With Her Mouth Open

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No, You Smile Karen

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He Is Beauty. He Is Grace. He's Got Tiny Teefs In His Face

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Teeny Tiny Teeth

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I Have Squint Bottom Teefhs. This Was Taken Shortly Before I Broke My Right Sharp Toofh

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Vampire Cat

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Those Teeth

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