Do Dogs Lose Teeth?
The Case of the Two Missing Front Teeth
Simba and I were playing with his little rope toy and he was having so much fun. He was tugging this way and that way determined to get the rope away from me. After I let it go, his daddy saw that his teeth were gone. His two front teeth! I didn’t believe him at first. I totally thought he was pulling my leg because he’s a character and tends to do that a lot. He showed me that he was far from being the typical jokester. Oh wow, were we really playing THAT hard!? It freaked me out for a second. My sister was visiting and she informed me that dogs lose their teeth! I had no idea. I sure have a lot to learn huh?
Dear Google, Do Dogs Lose Teeth?
Of course I went to my friend Google to find out about dogs loosing their teeth. I simply typed in “dogs lose teeth” and I found my answer very quickly. I found out that it is nothing to freak out about. All dogs lose their teeth. Whew! They have baby teeth just like us humans. I guess Simba is a little more human like than I thought. According to Bethney Foster from eHow.com, dogs have two sets of teeth. They have baby teeth which are also called milk teeth and then they have their adult permanent teeth. Dogs will have 28 baby teeth when they are between three and six weeks and then between six and seven months they will get their adult teeth. Simba is six months and he’s going through that process now…right on schedule huh? Simba will have a total of 42 teeth being a mini schnauzer which I learned from schnauzers-rule.com.
Baby Teeth Everywhere!
Simba what’s that in your mouth? He is known for having things that he’s not supposed to have in his mouth. Usually it’s toys that are not his, socks, or paper. The last couple of times it has been something different. Teeth! I now find Simba’s baby teeth that have fallen out in his mouth! According to Bethney Foster from eHow.com, puppies usually swallow their teeth and they will chew up any and everything since they are going through this teething stage which is quite painful. Poor Simba. He doesn’t tend to swallow his teeth though. He will spit them out and I’ll find them in front of him or on the floor.
How to Help a Teething Puppy
The teething stage can be painful for your puppy just like it is painful for a baby. There are several ways that you can help this stage be less painful and keep your puppy from chewing on everything in sight! One of the ways that I recently came across was a DIY (Do It Yourself) teething bone. It’s fairly simple to make and I’m sure your puppy will thank you for it with wet nose kisses. I plan on making it for Simba tonight. You can find out how to make it by visiting the dog blog Home Bruing.
You an also read these articles for other dog teething and caring for your dog’s teeth tips:
Do you want to learn more about dogs losing their teeth? You can read the full eHow.com article by clicking here. You may also be interested in my article about caring for your dog’s teeth which you can read on Dogbook Daily by clicking here.
What did you do when your pup lost their teeth? Were you shocked? Any funny stories? How do you help your pet deal with teething? Share!