When do Puppies lose their baby teeth?

Puppies are adorable, but they can be little teeth hogs. They’re always chewing, which needs a lot of attention from their caretakers. So if you’re wondering when your furry friend will be losing their baby teeth, the answer is usually about 6-8 weeks. But some breeds of dogs only have four baby teeth in total to vary from one to the next.

In this article, we will discuss when puppies lose their baby teeth and what happens to their teeth during the six months after these teeth fall out.

When do Pups Lose their Baby Teeth?

Puppies lose their primary teeth at four weeks old and continue to lose them until they are between six and eight months of age (most puppies will be completely through with all of their baby teeth at 8-9 months of age).

Why do Puppies Lose Baby Teeth?

Puppies chew everything they can get their mouths on. They will chew on their mama’s teats and suckle; they’ll chew the fur on either side of their face. Also, they even bite your toes if you leave them inside with a puppy in your lap! Their mouths are very busy for a tender little mouth.

As a result, they break the baby teeth, and these little teeth fall out. Puppies’ adult teeth are ready to push the baby teeth out to clear the way for their permanent adult teeth to come in. This process begins at around six weeks of age.

What Can I Do When My Pooch Starts Losing Teeth?

Well, this is normal. Puppies will start losing teeth around six months old. The great thing about puppies is that the teeth they grow throughout their lives are constantly replaced. When a puppy loses their first tooth, they lose it forever. Their permanent tooth is ready to push out the first one.

It means you don’t have to do anything when your puppy loses their teeth. Just be aware that their adult teeth are coming in, and be sure NOT to give your puppy any hard toys. They need to learn to chew on soft things, like rawhides, edible chews, and toys specifically made for dogs!

Remember that even though puppies have pulled out all of their baby teeth, they are still considered puppies until one year old (12 months).

What are good chew toys, and which ones to avoid?

Always supervise your puppy when playing and chewing a toy. “Unsupervised” chewing cannot be fully controlled. It is important to provide appropriate toys that promote dental hygiene and be chewed effectively while being safe.

For example, rawhides are great to chew on if they are not caked in their deposits (dead skin cells) or wet with saliva. Other toxic items such as antler chews, leather jackets, etc., should be avoided. In addition, providing your dog with toys that are too small or small enough to swallow may pose a choking hazard.

Final Thoughts

Well, that’s all about when do Puppies LOSE their baby teeth? We hope that you got the idea. As you know the age now, you can get them the right toys and treats to chew like normal dogs. If you feel like your little friend is having a problem with the new teeth, you should visit the vet.