If you have a new puppy, there’s a lot to learn as your furry pleasure grows. One of those changes is the teething process. Just like human babies, puppies are usually born without teeth and then grow 28 puppy teeth. But when do these puppy teeth fall out? In this article, we will explain in detail when puppy teeth fall out.
When Do Puppies Get Their Teeth?
From about two weeks of age, puppies begin to grow their first incisors, followed by canines and premolars. By the time they were two months old, they had a full set of baby teeth. Then you will notice those teeth start to fall out. But fear not: your puppy is losing teeth just to make room for new ones!
When Do Puppies Lose Their Baby Teeth?
Puppies grow and lose their “baby teeth” just like humans do. These teeth are sometimes called “deciduous teeth” or “pins”, which veterinarians call “deciduous teeth,” and are eventually replaced by permanent “adult” teeth.
Puppies start losing their first baby teeth around four months of age, and between six and eight months of age, they will lose all of their baby teeth. They won’t be toothless, though! At 2 months old they have started to grow their adult teeth and by about 8 months old they should have a total of 42 adult teeth.
At What Age Do Puppies Get Their Permanent Teeth?
Once the baby’s teeth begin to fall out, the permanent teeth begin to erupt
Permanent teeth can start appearing after 2 months:
- 2-5 months: front teeth
- 5-6 months: Canine teeth
- 4-6 months: Premolars
- 4-7 months: Teeth grinding (only as part of permanent fixation)
By the time a dog is 7 or 8 months old, it should have all of its permanent teeth — 42 adult teeth in total.
How Long Do Puppies Teethe?
Teething is a months-long process. It begins when the puppy is around 2 weeks old when their first baby teeth begin to erupt and usually ends around 8 months of age when all adult teeth have fully erupted.
During this time, puppies need to chew the appropriate food to relieve discomfort associated with teething.
Chewing while puppies are teething is also a way for them to explore their environment and relieve boredom.
Signs that Puppy’s Teeth Are Falling Out?
In addition to noticing dog teeth around your home, you may also notice that your puppy seems a little uncomfortable or that they are chewing on everything. They may also be biting, which hurts because babies have sharp teeth! These are all signs of puppy teething, and it marks a great moment to break out of the teething toy. A strong chew toy or teething ring with different chew textures will help your adorable teething puppy throughout the teething process. You can also keep chewing toys in the refrigerator to provide a way to cool down and also to reduce pain.
Whether It’s Normal For Your Puppy’s Teeth To Fall Out?
It’s perfectly normal that all of your puppy’s baby teeth will fall out and be replaced with a new set of adult teeth. While the above growth time frames are to be expected, puppy growth may vary from puppy to puppy. The only time your dog loses teeth is a problem if they lose their permanent adult teeth.
Another thing to be aware of is that a permanent tooth grows in a space still occupied by a baby tooth. This is called retention of baby teeth and is common in small dogs. The most common deciduous teeth are canines. If this abnormality occurs, you should make an appointment with the veterinarian to have the baby’s tooth removed, as it can cause damage to the adult teeth if left in the dog’s mouth.
What to Do When a Puppy Starts Losing Teeth
It is advisable to let the baby’s teeth fall out on their own, and it is advisable not to try to pull out loose teeth.
A tooth has a long root, and tooth extraction can break the root, leaving part of it, which can lead to infection.
However, some steps do need to be taken in the case of preserving baby teeth, as permanent teeth appear in the same space that baby teeth still occupy.
If there are residual baby teeth, you should make an appointment with your veterinarian to have the baby teeth removed.
How to Care for a Teething Puppy
The discomfort of a puppy’s teething is often overdone.
If your puppy is still engaging in normal activities like eating, drinking, socializing, grooming, and exploring, then this is really no problem.
If they are not doing these things and the pain or discomfort is affecting his quality of life, then your puppy may need to see a veterinarian.
During the transition, the best thing to do is for the owner to provide a good, safe chew so the dog can eat the right food.
How to Take Care of Puppy Teeth
To prevent dental disease, make sure to brush your teeth regularly with a dog toothbrush and toothpaste, and follow these other dental care tips. In the event of an infection or periodontal disease, purchasing the right pet insurance can help you pay for the best possible care. That’s why Pumpkin’s puppy insurance plan includes exam fees, X-rays, and dental treatment
It is normal for puppies to lose teeth. From about two weeks of age, puppies begin to grow their first incisors, then start losing their first baby teeth around four months of age, and between six and eight months of age, they will lose all of their baby teeth. It is recommended to get your puppy accustomed to you touching his mouth early on. Not only will this make it easier for you to introduce a dental care regimen and identify any oddities or problems with their teeth or mouth, but it will also prepare your puppy for a veterinarian’s oral exam.