Health Puppy 101

How to Deal With Teething Puppies

Just like humans, dogs also gradually lose their baby teeth. Puppies, again like new-born babies, are born without teeth. Canines will not grow their first baby teeth until they reach about six to eight weeks of age. Dogs normally grow as much as 28 teeth, which are commonly referred to as the baby teeth or the deciduous teeth. The first few teeth that eventually fall out are the incisors, next are the premolars, and then the canines. Remember that puppies do not have molars, just the premolar teeth.

What happens during the teething process

The process of teething in puppies tends to go on for several months, normally on and off. This period is usually painful and uncomfortable for the little pooch. Most of the time, the teething puppies lean towards increasing their biting as well as chewing needs through testing out various objects with different textures in order to gain relief from the discomfort.

When do they lose their teeth

When your little pooch is about the age of three to seven months old, its deciduous teeth will start to fall out. Each of its baby teeth roots is then replaced by emerging adult teeth, although there are times when this does not take place properly. At about three months of age, your pup will begin to lose its incisors in order to make room for the new teeth. When your pooch is four months old, its adult molar and canine teeth will start to appear as well. While the molars come in at the age of six or seven months, the complete set of new adult teeth emerges between the seventh or eighth month.

What to Consider

As soon as your little Husky reaches the age of eight months old, it should have developed a total of 42 teeth. Some dogs, however, may have fewer or more. Generally speaking, the larger the breed, the quicker its teeth will emerge. During the months of teething, make sure to keep power cables and anything that could be harmful to your dog or of value to you away from its reach, as it will be looking for pretty much anything to chew on.

Help to combat mouthing puppies

Support your Husky by giving it chewable treats every now and then and toys made of different materials to help it develop strong healthy teeth.Sometimes, a washcloth dipped in water and frozen can soothe sore gums, too. Just be careful to monitor them when they are gnawing on the cold washcloth to ensure they don’t chew pieces off and ingest it. If they digest wash clothes or any other material, the fabric can cause blockage in their intestinal tracts.