Puppy losing teeth

A Simple Guide on your Puppy losing teeth.

A lot of dog owners have asked me, “when are my puppy’s teeth starting to fall?” This is a common question among first-time puppy owners. If you are a puppy owner, you know that your pup likes to chew on anything. From couch to your hand, they will bite even if you say “ouch.” It will take at least 8 months for your pup to understand that chewing on everything is not a good idea.

When they are 8 – 9 months of age, they develop two sets of teeth. So, if you have a small pup at home, then you might think that when will their teeth start to lose and when will they grow back again. So, let’s talk about that.

Puppy Teeth Development

First, let’s talk about when your pup would get its first set of teeth. They start to grow it around 5 – 6 weeks of age. It’s when they start the weaning process (when they stop drinking milk and start eating solid food). But for some breeds, this process might not start until they are eight weeks of age. Puppies will grow 28 baby teeth. These teeth will be sharp and can scratch anything from your shoes to your sofa.

When will Puppy losing teeth starts?

Usually, these baby teeth will start to fall faster than they grow. Typically, baby teeth will start to fall off one month after they erupt.

Three Months – Most puppies will start losing their first set of teeth at three months of age. Usually, the losing starts with the incisors (the four front teeth).

Four Months – At four-month limit, most of your pup’s baby teeth will fall and, adult molars will start to erupt. This is the time your pup starts to teeth quite a lot, and it’s normal.

Six Months – When your pup is six months old, it should have all of its adult teeth in place. If there are any crooked teeth or any abnormal teeth that would cause pain to your pup, they may need dental correction. It’s better to do that before the teething process is over.

Puppy losing teeth

This is when their adult set of teeth gets completely grown.

  • Incisors – The four front teeth in both upper and lower jaws. They will finish growing in 2 – 4 months.
  • Canine Teeth – The pointed four teeth in both lower and upper jaws. They will finish growing in 5 – 6 months.
  • Premolars – Teeth located between the molars in the back of the mouth and Canine teeth. They will finish growing in 4 – 6 months.
  • Molars – Flat teeth at the rear of the mouth. They will finish growing in 4 – 7 months.

How long do Puppies Teethe last?

As mentioned above, the teething process will start when your pup is about two weeks old and will happen until your pup is about 8 to 9 months of age. The most important thing is to provide your pup with appropriate chewing toys and other chewing food to help with teething.

If your pup seems like it’s in pain and doesn’t eat much or play during this time, it’s better to take your pup to the vet. Your vet can then check if there are any abnormal teeth erupting from your pup’s mouth and recommend proper chewing toys. Remember that every toy is not a proper chewing toy. It should be soft and easy for your pup’s fragile teeth to chew on. Harder toys can even break your pup’s teeth. 

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What can you do when your Puppy starts to lose teeth?

Vets recommend that you let baby teeth fall out their own. Don’t try to pull them by yourself. The reason for this is that baby teeth have long and deep roots. If you try to pull them, then they might break, and a part of the tooth might get left behind. If that happens, then it can lead to infection and can be a barrier for adult teeth when it erupts. This can cause occlusion or bite problems.

If your pup’s baby teeth still remain after the proper age, you should take your pup to the vet instead of trying to pull them out yourself. This is actually a common issue with some small breeds such as Yorkshire terriers.

Other than that, your pup’s teething process will happen all by itself without any issue. The best thing you can do is provide proper chewing toys and observe any abnormal behaviors in your pup. If that happens, please seek veterinarian advice.


  • Does it bleed when puppy teeth fall out?

Usually, a little bit of bleeding will occur, but it’s not noticeable. Sometimes, you can notice a little blood stain on a chew toy, but that’s it. If a noticeable amount of bleeding is happening, then it’s better to seek a veterinarian’s advice.

  • Do puppies swallow their baby teeth?

Yes, of course. But it’s completely harmless. Sometimes, you can see their baby teeth on the floor. But most of the time, they will swallow their baby teeth while eating like human babies. Remember that it’s completely harmless, and you don’t have to worry about it at all.

Puppy losing teeth