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Info On Puppy Teeth

"Info on puppy teeth is needed when the first teeth appear approximately 2 to 3 weeks after birth. Adult teeth start to form at 4 months of age."

Puppies are born without teeth and get their puppy teeth between the 6 and 8th week of life and grow 28 teeth (called deciduous or baby teeth). The first teeth to emerge are the incisors at 2 to 3 weeks followed by the canines and the premolars. Puppies do not have molars. The upper and lower canines are at the back of the mouth and are larger teeth, with the upper and lower incisors in the middle.

Info on Puppy Teeth: Puppy Teething

Puppy teething continues on and off for several months just like in humans. Unfortunately like humans it can be painful or uncomfortable for your dog. You can tell when your dog is teething from her increased chewing and biting on everything imaginable.

Teething is something all puppies must go through. You can help to relieve your dog's pain by using drops such as Pet Alive PupTeeth,

Losing Puppy Teeth

Your dog will be losing puppy teeth between the age of 3 to 7 months. Like humans, the adult teeth push the puppy teeth out. out

Puppy Age - Teeth that Fall Out and Grow
3 Months: Puppy Incisors begin to fall out
4 Months: Adult Canines and Molars start to come in
6 to 7 Months: Adult Molars Come In
7 to 8 Months: Full Adult Teeth

By month 8 your dog should have a full set of 42 teeth. In general, the larger the dog, the faster you will see teeth.

Certain breeds have fewer (Doberman Pinshers) or more teeth (spaniels, hounds, greyhounds).

Puppies are just like babies and seek to teeth to relieve the pain of the teeth breaking through the gums. You'll see your puppy drool excessively, natures lubricant for tooth growth.

The root from the baby tooth (deciduous tooth root) should be reabsorbed by the adult tooth. If it is not, the adult tooth may produce an abnormal bite (malocclusion) and even have two sets of crowded teeth (a common problem in toy breeds). You should have a baby tooth removed if it is in the same area of the adult tooth. Removing the baby tooth early will often result in the adult tooth moving into its correct place. If the tooth is not removed, food can get trapped between baby and adult tooth resulting in periodontal disease and possibly early tooth loss.

There is a procedure called interceptive orthodontics will correct 50% of abnormal bites. For info on puppy teeth orthodontics see dentalvet.com for great information.

A puppy should be checked at 3 or 4 months for bite problems. If baby teeth are the cause of a bad bite, pulling the baby teeth causing the problem usually allows the bite to correct itself.

Info on Puppy Teeth: Puppy Teething Pain

These approaches can be used individually or together to help with puppy teething pain.

The herbal remedy Chamomilla (30C) is also a well-known remedy for supporting comfort during the normal teething process. Chamomilla is one of the active ingredients in PupTeeth Granules, a homeopathic product formulated specifically to help with puppy teething pain.

Missing Adult Teeth in Puppies

Some puppies lose their baby teeth with no replacement adult tooth in site. Your Veterinarian can provide the info on puppy teeth you need and do an x-ray to determine if the teeth are on the way. Even if a few are missing, as long as the dog is behaving and eating normally, this may not be a problem. If the teeth are below the gum line and can't get out, the Vet can do some minor surgery to create an opening for the tooth. Again a Veterinarian would need to be consulted.

If you are still considering which puppy is right for you a good site is Suitable Puppies. Finding cute puppies to suit your lifestyle is very important. Each puppy is different and requires suitable care, training and a name that fits their unique personality.

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