When puppies lose their milk teeth: Everything you need to know
You have brought a puppy into your life and you want to do everything you can to ensure its healthy development. An important aspect of your dog's physical health is dental care.
Your puppy's milk teeth will eventually fall out and it is important that dental care is tailored to this. But when do puppies actually lose their milk teeth and what should you keep in mind? Today's blog post will tell you the answers.
When puppies lose their milk teeth
Puppies get their first milk teeth at the age of about 2-4 weeks. As a rule, they fall out between the 3rd and 6th month. However, this process can be different for each puppy and can even last up to 8 months of age.
It is important that you know that your puppy's milk teeth not only support the chewing function, but also have a massive influence on the development of the jaw and the dentition.
How to support your puppy during teething
Arrange your puppy's dental care to coincide with the change of teeth. This is the only way to prevent tartar build-up. There are special treats and chews that help clean and strengthen your puppy's baby teeth. Our emmi®-pet ultrasonic toothbrush is particularly suitable for puppies. Its extra soft brushes do not damage the delicate tooth structure.
It is important that you check your puppy's teeth regularly and, if necessary, clean them in consultation with your vet from a very young age. Finally, it is important that you get your puppy used to having his mouth looked at and his teeth touched regularly.
Getting him used to this early on can make daily dental care easier later on. It is important that you always adapt your puppy's dental care to his physical and dental hygiene needs and, if necessary, seek advice from your vet.
But be careful! If your puppy's milk teeth do not fall out on their own, you should definitely consult a vet. It may be that the milk teeth already have diseases or that the natural "falling out" is disturbed by the permanent teeth. In this case, the vet can remove or extract the affected teeth to avoid pain and health problems.