A common problem that adopters experience is witnessing the fall of their dog's teeth.
Many adopters worry and wonder if it is normal or if it is not.
For this reason, it is very important to know to what extent a dog is healthy, even with the fall of its teeth and when it is not.
When dogs are puppies or very old, it may be a normal process to drop their teeth, but it is always important to have an accurate diagnosis by the veterinarian, because the fall may be for another reason.
The caring for a dog's teeth is very important to ensure their overall health.
It seems a lie, but the teeth, despite being somewhat tiny of the dogs' body, have a great impact on their health.
If a dog's teeth are not cared for or protected properly and their care becomes an unwavering habit they can lead to certain diseases.
Many of these diseases could be complicated by not treating them on time with the help of an expert.
Is it normal for a dog to lose teeth?
Dental problems are very common in dogs, especially after they reach 4 years of age, but it becomes some attention if their teeth are poorly maintained, or if they have some type of infection.
Many times the fall of a dog's teeth is due to a natural process, however, always as an adopter, it is necessary to be alert.
You should never trust yourself and think that it is normal to fall a tooth when it could be something really serious.
Therefore, before any fall of a dog's tooth, regardless of age or breed, it is important to visit the veterinarian, especially if a tooth breaks or several teeth fall at the same time.
Puppy dogs and the fall of their teeth
Dogs that are puppies are born without having a single tooth, there are some that do, but it is not normal.
Then, when a few weeks pass, their teeth come out until they have a total of 28.
When they grow up they must have 42 teeth, which would be their definitive teeth, that is, their first teeth are not permanent teeth.
Those 28 teeth of puppies are the famous baby teeth or also known as primary teeth, which must fall between four and six months of the puppy's life.
Once the baby teeth are falling, the ones that will be definitive come out. This change of teeth, is the passage of the puppy dog to adulthood.
I still have Uma's milk teeth in a little box!