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Who doesn’t love puppy breath? Well, puppy breath is a result of puppy teeth. Here are some fun facts about these sharp and cute puppy teeth.

How Many Teeth Do Puppies Have?

Puppies are born without any teeth, but they grow their cute little baby teeth quickly. All in all, they will have 28 teeth, though as adults they will have 42.

When Do Puppies Get Their Teeth

Puppies will start getting teeth at about 2 weeks old and by 10 weeks their teeth should be completely in.

Do Puppies Lose Their Teeth?

Yes they do. Just like humans, puppies will lose their baby teeth for their permanent adult teeth. Some people call baby teeth, milk teeth.

At What Age Do Puppies Lose Their Teeth?

Puppies will usually start losing their baby teeth by 4 months old and will have lost all of them by 6 months old.

At What Age Do Puppies Get Their Permanent Teeth?

The adult teeth start coming in as soon as the baby teeth fall out. When one tooth comes out, the adult tooth will soon grow back in its place. Your puppy should have all her adult teeth by about 8 months old.

How to Care for a Teething Puppy

Most of the time there really isn’t anything you need to do. During this phase, your puppy will want to chew on everything. Giving them something to chew on will help them through teething and will hopefully keep them from chewing up your house. If your puppy is showing that they are having a lot of pain during teething, you may want to bring them into your Albuquerque Vet to get checked. Signs that your puppy may be having issues with teething can include: not eating, whimpering when eating or chewing, fever, swelling of the gums, bleeding gums.

How to Take Care of Puppy Teeth

Getting your puppy used to you touching their mouth and teeth is a very good thing to do. This will set you up for being able to do this when they are adults too. When your dog is a puppy is a perfect time to start brushing their teeth. You should do this a few times a week, if not daily. Learn how to brush your dog’s teeth.

You should also get into the routine of getting your dog an annual dental health cleaning and checkup. A dog with healthy teeth and gums will live a longer and happier life!

MORE FUN FACTS!

  • Dogs have more teeth than cats of people! Cats only have 30 and people only have 32, while adult dogs have 42!
  • Not all dogs have the same amount of teeth. Some breeds have fewer teeth, typically smaller breed dogs.
  • Bad breath can be caused by tooth issues not just what your dog ate.