This is what a lot of dog owners find as the difficult puppy problem. The puppy teething period, don’t worry it doesn’t last forever as long as you help teach your dog right from wrong and give them a bit more attention to help them keep stay comfortable, safe and occupied.
Your puppy’s first baby teeth, also called deciduous teeth, come in between six and eight weeks of age this is before you bring your puppy home! But when you bring them home the puppy will have a full set of 28 tiny, razor-sharp puppy teeth.
When a puppy is about 3-to-4-months-old, puppy teeth begin to fall out to make room for 42 adult teeth. (That’s about 10 more teeth than people have.) Usually the puppy will swallow the teeth but sometime you will find a puppy tooth. When your pups is teething it is difficult for the puppy like it is for human children when they’re teething. It’s a tough time for the puppy and you the owners.
Puppies Lose Their Incisors (Front Teeth) In Month 3
Puppies will begin losing baby teeth and growing their adult teeth at an individual rate.
However, most puppies begin losing their incisors (those tiny teeth at the front of the mouth) during the puppy’s third month, often towards the end of the third month. These lost incisors will let you know teething has started.
Puppies Will Continue to Lose Back Teeth From Months 4 to 8
The teething then moves from front to back. The canine teeth (the fangs) usually fall out next, followed by the premolars and then molars. However, it’s not unusual for the fangs to remain as the premolars fall out. Between six to eight months, your puppy should have all 42 adult teeth.
The COMMON SIGN AND SYMPTOMS OF PUPPY TEETHING
While every pup is different, there are several common signs that your puppy might be at the phase in which he or she will be growing adult teeth soon.
- Finding spots of blood on their toys
- Literally finding tiny puppy teeth around the house
- More than usual desire to chew everything
- Increased drooling
- Changing in pace of eating (slowing down)
- Red and swollen gums
- Sometimes running a low-grade fever
- Soft stools
- Upset stomach
Some TIPS TO HELP A TEETHING PUPPY
Yes, nipping is annoying and can hurt, but don’t take it personally, because all puppies do this. Keep this tip in mind: when your puppy starts to nip you or something they shouldn’t, replace it with a toy instead. As long as he has something to chew on, he won’t care! This will start to teach your pup what is okay to chew on and what is not.
If the nipping becomes too much for you, remove him from the situation for a few moments. Put them somewhere safe and quiet until everyone calms down. Never yell or lash out at him for nipping. Your puppy needs your patient support to get through this time.
Freeze A Puppy’s Toys and Food
While teething, your puppy’s gums will swell and cause him pain. To ease the pain, soak a rope toy in water and then freeze it. You can also freeze rubber toys from west paws or Kong type toys. These frozen toys will help reduce your pup’s swelling and pain.
Pick Safe, Durable Chews and Toys
During this teething time, you can’t go without chewing toys for your puppy. Give natural chew toys like Bully sticks, chew hooves, bones, buffalo horns. For safety purposes, always supervise your puppy while he’s chewing.
Get Your Puppy Used To You Inspecting His or Her Teeth Early
Make sure to routinely check your puppy’s mouth to see how those teeth are coming along. Teething can take weeks or months, so look into his mouth regularly to stay on top of problems.
Start early getting your puppy used to you having your fingers in his mouth, because if you get him used to this process before teething starts, then he’ll be more okay with you doing it when his mouth is uncomfortable. Doing this will make dental care much easier in the future.