How many teeth does a dog have?
In dogs milk teeth come out between 6 and 8 weeks of life, permanent teeth up to 4 to 7 months of age.
The first teeth in a dog will be milk and will come out between 6 and 8 weeks of life. They are 28 or 32 (sometimes due to lack of premolars) milk teeth and a dog will not need or use them for more than a year.
When the milk teeth begin to fall out means that the permanent teeth are ready to take their place. This change is called teething period, the stage in which a puppy changes teeth; milk teeth fall out to give space to permanent ones.
Teething period occurs between 4 and 7 months of age. There are 42 permanent teeth that an adult dog has, except that there is a malformation, loss or lack of teeth from birth.
The wear of the teeth…
Permanent teeth will begin to look worn up until 5 years of age, usually they will look flat and partially yellowish, although not in all cases this is the case, because due to lack of oral hygiene all dogs are at risk of periodontal disease or show accelerated deterioration in teeth before reaching 5 years of age. years of life.
To avoid dental problems in your pet it is necessary to try to brush his teeth at least 2 times a week.
If your pet eats raw, cooked or mixed diet thebrushing should be more frequently, as fresh and natural food usually stays between the teeth, lips and gums, unlike dry croquettes.
Do you know how many teeth your pet has? REVISIT IT Count the teeth, regardless of their life stage (puppy, adult, senior) and compare the results with the 5 points below,evaluate your situation if you find any similarity
Consult with the veterinarian if your pet:
- He is over 1 year old and still does not fall off his milk teeth
- He has more than 1 year and still does not come out all permanent teeth
- He breaks a permanent tooth
- He drops a permanent tooth
- He hurts any part of his mouth
Source: Super Puppies
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