Angel has the worst teeth of any cat I have ever owned. She is only 8 years old, but already she has had more dental work than all the other cats combined.
While Abyssinians are notorious for being prone to dental problems, this isn’t just an Aby thing with her. Jacoby, only two years younger, has amazing teeth. He’s never even needed a cleaning! According to both Sherry and Chris, his grandparents had good teeth, too.
Since I know very little about Angel’s ancestry (and what I do know is based on speculation and theory), I have no idea about her genetic history.
All I know is, she has had several FORLs (Feline Oral Resorptive Lesions).
As a result, she has lost nearly all her teeth. Besides her four canine teeth, she has only a few teeth left.
She has lost every single one of her tiny incisors, both top…
She’s lost more of her upper teeth than her lower.
One lower jaw only has two teeth left!
The other side sports a few more teeth…
…But I’m not sure I like the looks of that big one in the back. Hopefully it’s just a shadow?