Puppy teeth chart. Time for the eruption of new teeth

This puppy teeth chart shows:

  • when puppies get their first milk teeth, and when they lose it;
  • when the first adult teeth start to erupt, and when do puppies stop teething;
  • how many teeth a puppy should have.
Puppy teeth chart
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As you can see from the chart, a puppy should have 20 milk teeth at 5-6 weeks. Then, at 12-16 weeks, a new stage begins – baby teeth start to fall out and are replaced with permanent teeth. As a rule, this happens according to the following plan:

  • the first incisors change at 4-5 months;
  • fangs erupt almost simultaneously with the incisors;
  • then the premolars and molars begin to emerge.
canine dental chart

When a puppy’s teeth erupt, his gums can hurt and itch. So put away shoes and other things your puppy can mess up. Instead, provide your puppy with safe, age-appropriate chew toys.

Note. If permanent teeth are growing in place of milk teeth (i.e., milk teeth are not falling out), you should see your veterinarian. This pathological condition leads to a bad bite and various periodontal diseases. Therefore, the teeth may have to be removed.

By the way, puppies are more likely to swallow their milk teeth, so it is not a fact that you will find them in your home. And in this picture, you can see what fallen dog teeth look like:

what do puppy teeth look like when they fall out

When do puppies stop teething

Teething should be finished at six months of age. At this age, it’s a good time to visit the vet. The vet will check to see if all the teeth have changed, if the bite is correct, etc. An adult dog should have 42 teeth (22 on the bottom and 20 on the top).

When all his permanent teeth are erupting, get in the habit of brushing your dog’s teeth. Use a special toothbrush and toothpaste for dogs. Regularly brushing can help prevent plaque and bad breath. It also reduces the risk of dental disease.

I hope this article was helpful to you. And if you still have questions, ask them in the comments!

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Sources:

https://www.akc.org/expert-advice/health/timeline-of-puppy-teething/

https://www.purina.co.uk/articles/dogs/health/dental/canine-dental-anatomy

https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Understanding-Puppy-Teeth-Stages

https://www.petmd.com/dog/care/puppy-teeth-everything-you-need-know

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