10 month old Wheaton Lost a Tooth

Our ten month old Wheaton just lost a lower canine. We think it is a molar but not sure -- it is in the centre of the right side bottom jaw. We can not feel or see anything below where he lost the tooth.

Is this normal, could it be a delay in losing his baby teeth?

Editor Comment

It's possible that your 10-month-old Wheaten Terrier is still in the process of losing baby teeth, as the process can vary between individual dogs. Typically, puppies lose their baby teeth between 14 weeks and 30 weeks of age, but it's not unheard of for some dogs to lose them later than usual.

Regarding the tooth location you mentioned, it's more likely to be a premolar rather than a molar, as canines are usually located closer to the front of the mouth. In any case, losing teeth is a normal part of a puppy's development.

If you're concerned about the lost tooth or any potential issues with your dog's dental health, it's always a good idea to consult with your veterinarian. They can examine your dog's mouth, check for any remaining baby teeth, and evaluate the overall dental health.

To support your dog's dental health, continue to provide appropriate chew toys and consider introducing a dental care routine, including brushing their teeth with a pet-specific toothpaste and toothbrush. Regular dental check-ups with your veterinarian are also essential to ensure your dog's oral health is maintained.

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