Almost always, puppies are born toothless, but in a month healthy pet boasts 32 sharp teeth, four canines, 12 incisors, 16 premolars. Of these 28 baby teeth, are temporary. First milk incisors, and then the premolars (molars), then the upper and lower jaws grow fangs. As for children, the appearance of the teeth for puppies can be a painful, sometimes a fever, is refusing to eat.
On the third or fourth month of life there is a change of primary teeth. The first fall incisors below their roots, you can see the beginnings of a new. After the incisors are replaced by permanent premolars, then, at the age of 6-7 months, canines. The large breeds teeth are changing faster, a little slower.
The roots of the teeth just dissolve and when razgryzaniya something solid, they fall out and new permanent teeth grow in the empty channels. The gums of the puppy itching, he constantly nibbles and bites. To reduce conflicts over damaged items, it is best to clean away all valuable, shoes, wires. It is important to leave the puppy something hard to play, for example, objects made of cast rubber or latex, about which he will be able to scratch the teeth.
Many owners today prefer to feed the dogs and puppies dry or semi-liquid food. And when the meal took up to half an hour, then the dog eats everything in 5 minutes or less. The result of the chewing muscles do not get enough exercises gums do not reach the amount prescribed by nature. If, moreover, the puppy toys and bones to chew, the almost inevitable problems with loss of milk teeth.
Upcoming time a baby tooth leads to the fact that the constant grows in the wrong place, or not grow at all. Also considered a violation if the permanent teeth grow only to the year. A dog will not take to the exhibition, it is excluded from breeding. You can help the dog to remove a loose tooth, more specialized care will have the veterinarian.
Most often, the violation of change of milk teeth in dogs occurs in small dogs weighing less than 8 kg. Some breeds with long or medium muzzle predisposed to these problems, such as poodles, Greyhound, toiterjeru, miniature Pinscher, Scottish Terrier, sheltie, Chihuahua, lap dog. However, improper nutrition can lead to a violation and large dogs — Rottweilers, boxers, sheep dogs, Labradors.