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When a puppy appears in the house, an exciting time begins for the new owners. Indeed, the baby requires a lot of attention: the owners need to help the dog get used to the new environment, teach the pet the first teams, and get vaccinations. And, of course, you will have to survive the time when the pet changes teeth. By the way, some people do not know if dogs have milk teeth or if molars grow immediately. So, in this regard, animals are not much different from us, since they also have milk teeth replaced by molars. In this article, we will try to figure out when they appear and when their milk teeth change in dogs.

When dogs get their first teeth

Puppies, like newborn babies, are born toothless. However, already at the age of 3-4 weeks, milk teeth grow in doggies, namely, fangs and incisors are the first to “see the light”, then, by about 5 weeks, the turn of premolars comes. The total number of white milk teeth is 32.

At the same time, milk teeth in dogs can begin to erupt a little earlier or a little later 3-4 weeks. It is believed that the rate of appearance of primary teeth is affected by:

A complete set of a dog (in a slender lap dog, teeth can begin to erupt later than in a giant dog);

Animal health (painful and weak puppies may have a delay in the growth of deciduous teeth).

During teething, the puppy is swollen and red, the animal behaves uneasily, tries to chew on toys (and if there are none, house slippers or furniture are used). So that the dog does not spoil the property, it is better to purchase special teething rodents. But it is better to refuse to use sedatives, since such drugs are usually prescribed to animals older than 10-12 months.

When dogs change teeth

Do dogs have milk teeth? Undoubtedly! The change of milk teeth in large dogs begins at about 3.5 – 4 months, and this dog’s little dog’s fate is about six months (and sometimes 7-8 months). First, root incisors grow, then premolars, then molars, and fangs last climb. The total number of molars in dogs is 42 (20 at the top and 22 at the bottom).

Many puppy owners are interested in whether it is necessary to pull out milk teeth in dogs, or maybe they will fall out by themselves? In general, nature has established that the roots of milk teeth dissolve, as a result of which they independently fall out, and larger permanent teeth grow in their place. In some situations, in dogs, molars are cut when milk has not yet fallen out, which for the time being is not a deviation from the norm. However, the long proximity of milk and molars can cause harm to the health of the animal.

What to do if the dog does not lose milk teeth

Milk teeth cannot survive until old age, because their age is short-lived, since molars must come out to replace them. But sometimes it happens that the root row is already sticking out at the animal, while milk teeth still have not fallen out. This situation can occur even in one and a half year-old-two-year-old animals. This is quite dangerous because:

Dogs with both milk and molars in their mouths may be more likely than others to suffer from caries due to bits of stuck food;

In dogs with a double dentition, the bite very often becomes incorrect;

If two dental roots (both milk and root) are located in the gum at the same time, this can negatively affect the preservation of the permanent tooth;

If there are too many teeth in the dog’s mouth, some of them (mainly fangs) can injure the tongue, palate and gums of the animal;

Unapproved milk teeth can cause the development of tumors in the oral cavity.

So, what about the owner if the dog’s milk tooth did not fall out on time? Some dog breeders try to do on their own, tearing out a tooth. However, this is undesirable, firstly, because of the possibility of leaving the root of the tooth in the gum, and secondly, because of the risk of infection. In addition, veterinarians recommend using anesthesia to remove milk teeth in dogs, as otherwise the puppy may get a pain shock or damage the jaw when trying to escape from the owner’s hands.

Before removing a baby tooth (or teeth), doctors recommend that you do not feed your pets for 12 hours. On the day of removal, the animal is injected with general or local anesthesia, and when it works, the tooth is carefully removed with forceps, after which the bleeding hole is treated with disinfectant. Over the next 3 days, the dog should be fed with liquid or ground food, it is appropriate to soak dry food in water or broth.

Milk Dog Teeth Removal Price

The cost of surgery in the capital is about 400-1500 rubles, depending on which tooth needs to be removed (for example, fangs are more difficult and expensive to remove than incisors). The cost of anesthesia starts from 1000 rubles and above, depending on the size of the dog and the complexity of the operation.

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