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Cat's mouth showing arrangement of teeth on upper jaw.

Cats' teeth are typical of carnivores, in having a pair of comparatively long, pointed canine teeth positioned well forwad on the upper and lower jaws. The incisors, at the front (six top and six lower) are comparatively small. There are few premolars/molars at the back of the jaws compared to plant-eating animals.

Photograph: 'The Mouth of the Beast' by Moyogo, CC BY 2.0