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Puppy Teeth

Understanding the Growth of Puppy Teeth


Growth Stages of Puppy teeth

The growth stages of puppy teeth begins around 6-8 weeks of age. At birth, puppies do not have any teeth. When their first teeth begin coming in they start biting at their mother's nipples. It is at this time when they are ready to be weaned. Known as puppy teeth or deciduous teeth, a puppy will grow a total of 28 teeth. These deciduous teeth will begin to fall out when puppy is around 3 to 7 months of age. It is at this stage puppy's adult teeth will be coming in.


Teething begins when puppy teeth begin getting replaced with their adult teeth. Don't be surprised if you occasionally find a few of these puppy teeth around your home as they begin to fall out. This is a very painful time and you will find puppy chewing a lot to relieve this uncomfortableness. Don't you or your personal belongings become your dog's chew toy. :( It is at this point you will need to provide puppy with puppy teething toys to direct their teething stage toward objects which are acceptable. Teething for most young dogs begins to stop around the six month.

Puppy's First Adult Teeth

Around the third or fourth month, a puppy's first adult teeth begin growing. The incisive teeth come in at the third to fifth month, the incisive extreme teeth come in at the fifth month, the canine teeth (fangs) come in between the fifth and sixth month, the premolars between the third, fourth, fifth and sixth month. Teething for most young dogs begins to stop around the six month.

Depending on the breed, an adult dog has approximately 42 teeth. It is highly suggested to begin brushing these adult teeth and have your dog's teeth checked as he grows older. An occasional teeth cleaning by your veternarian will keep their teeth healthy. Healthy teeth promotes good dog health.

Good nutrition plays an important role when feeding your puppy . Not only does it provide healthy teeth, but it will keep their weight under control. As your puppy grows into an adult, it is just as important to provide a good nutritional premium dog food  to keep their teeth and themselves healthy.

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