Posted by: Linda Trunell | October 25, 2013

Friday Fact – Canine’s Teeth

Puppies are born without any teeth. The deciduous or primary teeth start erupting through the gums at about three weeks of age, and are finished erupting by six weeks of age. The pup will have 28 primary teeth in all.

“Teething” begins in puppies at about 3 Ā½ to 4 months of age, when the primary incisors begin to be replaced by permanent incisors. In puppies, the entire teething process is relatively rapid, and by the time the average puppy reaches 6 to 7 months of age, all 42 adult teeth have erupted.

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Source: http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/retained-teeth-in-dogs/2248


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  1. Man, I wish I’d read this 3 years ago, when we got our dog. I’d never had a puppy before, and when I started finding his little baby teeth on the floor, I panicked. šŸ™‚

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    • I’m sure it was pretty scary to think his teeth were just falling out but you can laugh about it now! šŸ™‚

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  2. Thanks for the info!

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