Have you ever wondered how many teeth does your dogs have?
First, did you know that puppies and adult dogs don’t have the same number of teeth?
It’s true! We humans pretty much have the same number of teeth as adults as we did when we were kids (other than maybe some extra molars and, in some people, wisdom teeth).
However, adults dogs have WAY more teeth than puppies. Exactly how many? Well, that’s exactly what we discuss here so you can Wow your friends with your dog teeth knowledge 🙂
“Milk Teeth” For Puppies
During their time as an adorable puppy, our dogs have a total of 28 teeth. These are also known as milk teeth.
These milk teeth usually appear about two weeks after their birth. By the time they are around 8 to 10 weeks old, puppy teeth are usually completely grown in.
These teeth are hard to miss, especially since they are thoroughly sharp, and they use it to nip at everything!
During these times, it is best to buy certain toys designed for teething. According to vets, these teeth are as sharp as they are because puppies need extra help to chew at this stage. This is because their jaws are not as strong as those of an adult dogs?.
Losing Puppy Teeth
Dogs also lose their puppy teeth rather quickly. The time frame depends on the dog’s breed and size. But usually, these puppy teeth fall out by the time puppies reach the age of 4 months.
Then, at around five to six months old, the canine teeth starts to grow. This is followed by the premolars and molars.
How Many Teeth Do Adults Dogs Have?
Eventually, our pups will grow a total of 42 adult permanent teeth. If you notice that your pup hasn’t grown out of their puppy teeth by the time they are 5 months old, it is best to consult with your vet. They might need to extract any teeth that aren’t falling out on their own.
Dental Care For Dogs
Just like us humans, our dogs also need a good dental care. This is to prevent any diseases and infection. A dirty dog mouth can lead to serious side effects in their health.
This is one of the main reasons why you should think about investing in some puppy treats that are also good for their dog breath and mouth.
There are plenty of products in the market for a dog’s dental health. There are different mouthwashes, treats, and food that will ultimately make your dog’s mouth look and feel cleaner.
You can get in touch with your vet to see which products will work the best for your dogs.
Additionally, there are healthier and more natural alternatives such as celery, apples and more that can help keep your dog’s champers in tip top shape.