Your Guide to Puppy Teeth: From Teething to Adult Pearly Whites

Welcome to your guide on Puppy Teeth. Everything from the first teething to growing the sparkling adult canine’s smiles is right here. So, let’s dive in!

When Does Puppy Teething Start?

Cavapoo puppy

The teething process of puppies typically begins when they are about three to six months old. From small Spaniels to large Boxers, all breeds seem to follow this general timeline. However, the real challenge begins when these adorable ‘baby teeth’ start getting replaced with permanent ones.

Navigating the Destructive Phase

Two Shih Tzu puppies
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Teething can turn a calm, loving St. Bernard or Labrador into a chewing machine, much to the distress of your shoes, toys, or even the neighbor’s newspaper. But don’t worry; this is usually a passing phase in your puppy’s dental development. It’s also an ideal time to introduce them to chew toys and teach them about acceptable chewing habits.

The Mystery of Missing Baby Teeth

Wondering where those tiny baby teeth go when they fall out? Unlike human kids who put their lost teeth under the pillow for the tooth fairy, puppies often swallow their fallen teeth, causing them no harm.

Helping Your Puppy Through the Discomfort

Australian Cattle Dog puppy
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Teething can lead to discomfort in puppies. Although they are intrinsically designed to handle this phase, as pet owners, we can step in to ease their suffering with some simple remedies. Here are a few:

  • Topical pet medications such as Aloe Vera applied directly to the gums can offer relief.
  • Ice cubes rubbed on the gums or a frozen towel offered as a chew toy can help.
  • Fruit-flavored, stick-free popsicles (not chocolate-based) are a treat with benefits.
  • Nutritious, chewy treats like Marrow Bones or Greenies are not just beneficial for Puppy Teeth but also healthy for your pet.

Helping your fur baby conquer the teething phase offers a great opportunity for you to shower them with some extra TLC while keeping them healthy and happy.

Conquer the Teething Phase

A well-planned approach involving chew toys, training, and some effective home remedies will help your puppy navigate the teething stage with less discomfort, contributing to their wellbeing and your peace of mind.

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