When do my dog's baby teeth fall out?


 When you go to the vet, your dog's teeth are systematically checked in order to avoid abscesses, cavities, loosening of the teeth, inflammation of the gum ...

How many teeth should he have?

You should know that a puppy has 28 milk teeth: 6 incisors, 2 canines, and 3 premolars for each jaw (lower and upper).

In adulthood, dogs have 42 teeth: 6 incisors, 2 canines, 8 premolars, and 4 molars for the upper jaw. The lower jaw has 6 incisors, 2 canines, 8 premolars, and 6 molars

If your dog's muzzle is short or long, the number of teeth may vary plus or minus 2 to 4 teeth per jaw.

When do teeth appear?

Depending on the breed of the animal (large or small), its pathologies, its physically or psychologically impaired illnesses, the teeth may be ahead or behind.

Usually, milk canines and incisors appear around 3 to 5 weeks of age. The premolars come after 5 to 6 weeks. Around 8 weeks, the milk teething is complete.

Around 4 months, the baby teeth begin to fall out to be replaced by the permanent teeth.

It is rare to find your puppy's teeth because they are very often swallowed by the animal.

When the teeth come out, gingivitis may develop. Your dog will tend to salivate and nibble. In addition, you will see a red border on the gums. Feed him a "soft" diet, a softball to help him teething.

There is also the appearance of the first premolar and the incisors. The premolars come at 4-5 months followed by the molars and canines (at 4-6 months).

Adult teething ends around 6-7 months of age.

It is important to take care of your pet's oral hygiene. There are different solutions for this: toothbrushes, dental spray, mouthwash solution, gel toothpaste, powdered toothpaste, chewing strips,
or even treats that clean the teeth to prevent cavities and tartar.