Q&A: Puppies Losing Teeth

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Is it normal for puppies to lose their teeth?

Q&A: Puppies Losing Teeth

Q: My miniature Schnauzer is 6 months old. I have found three of her teeth in the past week. Is it normal for puppies to lose teeth? If so, how long will this go on?

A: Yes, just like human children, puppies lose their first or milk teeth to be replaced by their permanent teeth and the addition of molars for chewing. While this loss of puppy teeth and arrival of adult teeth usually starts around four months and finishes around six months, the timing varies by breed and individual dog. So what is happening to your dog is normal and necessary. See the Puppies tip category for more information.

   

Comments

8/23/2006 1:26:54 AM
Ann said:

I feel the information regarding puppy tooth lose was very informative. It gave me the knowledge which was needed to relax my worries. Thanks again for your help.


8/24/2006 11:01:12 PM
Barb W. said:

Since we're inexperienced this helped me know what to expect, and that our finding a puppy tooth on the floor was normal.


8/31/2006 12:22:35 PM
Blu said:

Thank goodness. I've been finding doggie teeth all over my house... I'm so glad it's normal. :)


9/2/2006 5:39:58 PM
Laura said:

Hi i have a Dauchshund that is 5 1/2 moths old he is losing teeth like Crazy! but we dont know if it is normal or not. We are really worried about him because he has lost 6 teeh this week. is this normal? if so how long will this last?


9/8/2006 2:51:43 PM
Cristina said:

It's great to know this is normal. I was afraid my dog was loosing her teeth too soon...she is 5 months.

Thank you!


2/6/2007 4:41:33 PM
Julia said:

My dog turned one year old this month and she lost a tooth today. Should I be worried about this?


3/10/2007 1:50:38 AM
Lindsay said:

My Puppy JUST lost a tooth! and the first website that i typed in for dogs loosing teeth came up with this one, and im SO happy!! i almost stared crying when i found it so im very overwhelming happy that it only took a few minutes for me to have piece of mind! THANK YOU SO MUCH!


3/14/2007 7:04:31 PM
Heidi said:

My puppy is losing teeth, but his gums are bleeding. This didn't happen with my last dog. Is this normal?


4/2/2007 11:21:57 AM
Katie Cross said:

My dog is about eight to ten months old, and she is losing some teeth. Should I be worried about this?


4/15/2007 5:07:40 PM
Sabrina said:

Hi , my dog is 8 months old and she feels bad and i have notice that she don't what me touching her month , so i looked and one of her large teeth are lose and theres another one there , she also is haveing sofe stole with a dischoage in it , is this suppose to happen


6/4/2007 3:00:34 PM
sandra said:

our toy poodle is losing her baby teeth! just wanted to know if it is normal for her breath smelling so badley? our shouls we be alarmed about the foul smell?


6/21/2007 5:59:22 AM
Patti said:

I have a 5 month old Golden Retreiver and he seems to have more space in his mouth now than teeth. Everytime he chews a toy or a chewie he is losing more. Thanks for the info it was very helpful to know its normal.


6/28/2007 6:18:06 AM
amanda said:

we just noticed that our chihuahua lost one of her canines, shes about 5 months. this information was very helpful


6/28/2007 7:13:38 AM
Chizaan said:

Hi I have a tiny chihuahua and he is 5 months old. He just lost his first milk tooth.I am relieved that it is normal.But I have an question... How long will it last?


7/5/2007 12:06:46 AM
Lisa said:

I have a miniature schnauzer as well and she is 4 1/2 months old. she has lost almost every tooth..she has one left on the bottom along with her molars and about 3 left on top along with her molars but has yet to grow any back in. she lost her first tooth at about 3 months...when will they start growing back in? im getting worried...


8/29/2007 7:46:45 AM
Felicia said:

This is great news because I was in a panic.


9/7/2007 10:21:06 AM
Morgan said:

I think this was very informative. I got a puppy a couple of months back which was very malnurished and I thought that was the reason she was losing teeth. But she's about five months old and very healthy now.


10/6/2007 11:31:49 PM
Alex said:

My 4 month old pit mix is losing lots of teeth...especially this week. I found two big molars, and I also saw blood on her toy rope.

One thing that feels reallllly good on her teeth is wetting a towel, freezing it for 2 hours, and then giving it to her. She LOVES the cold on her sore gums. Another thing is crushed ice cubes. They love the coldness because it sooths and numbs the dental pain.

Also, I give her a little water the moment she loses a tooth just to wash the blood out of her mouth from losing the tooth.

Not to worry. Losing lots of teeth is normal, as the bigger (adult) "canine" teeth and molars grow in.

:-)


10/17/2007 12:19:23 PM
lizzie said:

my staffordshire bull terier puppy is 4 mths
old and ihave just found out her two front fangs are bent inwards is this the start of her losing her baby teeth or should i go to the vet


11/28/2007 2:00:18 PM
Nicki said:

I own a Schnoodle who recently turned five months old. I have found at least four of his teeth in the last week or so and was worried sick. Thought perhaps he might have a gum disease and was about to take him to the vet until i googled your site. Thank-you so very much for your expertise of info. that i knew nothing about. It certainly put my mind at ease.


1/29/2008 9:31:53 AM
crystal hartsfield said:

This info was great! I was so scared when I began finding my 4month old shih tzu losing her teeth. I'm glad to know that this is just a phase.


2/4/2008 11:23:06 PM
Anna Hedley said:

I found this very helpful because I just did a quick search and found this site informing me that what was happening to my dog was normal!!


2/25/2008 7:48:49 PM
George said:

thanx i have a boglen terrier and its 5 months old and its loosing theyr teeth i thoughed she was supposed to loose em around 2 months or 3 thanx


2/29/2008 11:37:20 AM
Pat said:

I havr a 7 month toy poodel. He has 2 sets of cannine teeth on the top and the bottom. He has his puppy teeth, which havenot fallen out yet, and his "big dog" teeth right next to them. It looks like double teeth. Should he have already lost hos puppy teeth before getting the other ones? It looks really odd.
Pat


4/7/2008 1:24:49 PM
sandra said:

my dog is very small and young i was just going over to her dog bowl and found teeth is this normal for a small 4 month old yorkie??


4/13/2008 8:58:15 AM
Cindie said:

Thank GOD I found this site. Me and my boyfriend were sitting here wondering if her teeth were knocked out last night when I accidentally let the footstool down on the sofa and Jazz, our miniature Schnauzer, bumped her lowe jaw on the coffee table. My boyfriend said when I told him I noticed a couple of teeth gone, that was the first thing he thought of, said he was gonna find some way to blame it on me! HA!! Glad to know this is normal.


7/8/2008 4:25:54 PM
Ed said:

I was wondering the same thing. Our Lab mix breed has lost about 5 today. He's 5 months and I just keep finding them.


9/22/2008 7:41:26 PM
Darren said:

This information was very helpful. Thanks


11/25/2008 6:57:41 AM
Ghost said:

Thanks for all the information i was afraid my puppy was going through something i have a 5 month old pitbull and he has lost 2 teeth
thanks alot


6/7/2009 8:31:27 PM
debbie said:

my 9 month old puppie had one of his canines knocked out accidentally. should i see a vet


6/11/2009 11:45:50 AM
sara said:

thanks i was really worried about my dog losing its teeth but is it normal that their canine teeth fell out being 6 months old?


10/10/2009 5:32:24 PM
James said:

My dog is 2yrs. old Lab and he is losing his teeth, why?


6/6/2011 5:00:20 PM
Kevin said:

My bully just lost his tooth at 5mths old


6/11/2011 10:38:04 PM
nique said:

omg my 4 month old yorkie's teeth came out today. i let my friend watch him for a few hrs and to come back to me with 4 missing teeth in the front, i was ready to curse him out!...but yes this was helpful but im still going to call his clinic tomorrow to be sure


6/27/2011 8:25:11 AM
suraj said:

This information is really helpful.


11/14/2011 10:37:54 AM
annie said:

my yorkie is five your old and he is loseing his teeth is this alright


5/27/2012 9:14:20 AM
Pella said:

My 5 month old blue staffy has lost all here bottom teeth & all here top teeth, but her adult teeth have already come threw.
Today I was playing tug of war with her & noticed that while we were playing her bottom fang or k9 touth had fallen out, I actually found the touth & now I'm wondering if this is normal.
I've also found her other teeth but I'm a bit worried can anyone help me with this.


6/4/2015 8:00:31 PM
danny said:

I have a 6 week old mini schnauzer, and he hasnt grown any of his teeth from his bottom jaw. Should i he worried? He has his top bby teeth but none on the bottom?




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