my puppy lost a tooth.

@khithi17 (762)
Philippines
September 15, 2007 12:08am CST
is it normal. i just noticed that my puppy lost a tooth. because, last week i checked her teeth in her lower gums are complete and so cute, anyway, i saw her teeth just yesterday and there's one missing, well im not sure if it is only one cause the spaces between her teeth are like spaces for 2 teeth. but again, im not sure. what im sure is.. she lost a tooth. it's funny when i see her with missing tooth but im worried as well.
4 responses
@andrika (386)
• Indonesia
15 Sep 07
my puppy too, hes been chewing his towel and my sofa. Im little confuse to stop him doing that.
@khithi17 (762)
• Philippines
15 Sep 07
oh, yours too? my puppy chews almost everything he see. thats my problem. i want to stop her but i dont know how and when i tell her to stop she wont listen. even my feet, she bites my feet whenever she wants to play. even if it does not hurt, it's still a bad habbit.
@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Your pup will eventually grow old enough to munch on anything including you. Just give him something to chew on for the moment, chewable rubber toys are perfect for them at this age. Just make sure that its tough enough not to fall apart by the chewing or you might risk having you pup shallow bits of rubber. It's not good for him.
@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
Just lay the toys around your house, where your pup usually stays is the perfect place to put them too. That way he'll turn to the toys and hopefully sparing your sofa. It's possible that they'll chew when they're older, but this is because of another reason. Just post a discussion if it happens, I'll tell you everything about it.
@Ricko82 (585)
• Philippines
16 Sep 07
No, do not worry. It's perfectly normal for puppies to lost their teeth around the age of 6. In fact they'll all lost them and grow new ones. You might want to give them some stuff to chew around during these age too as they love to munch on anything to relieve the tingle and pain they feel when they're teething - just like human babies. SO don't worry, your pups are growing up that's why they loose their teeth, document them, it will never come again in their lifetime.
@khithi17 (762)
• Philippines
17 Sep 07
okei,i'll do that... thanks again...
@maybebaby (1231)
• Canada
15 Sep 07
Like people, puppies start out with baby teeth. They go through a similar teething as babies when they're chewing and stuff. The baby teeth do fall out and then adult teeth grown in. This is very normal and happens with every dog so there is nothing to worry about. Have good chew toys around the house because chewing eases the pain, just like for a baby.
@khithi17 (762)
• Philippines
17 Sep 07
oh, i see!. dogs are like humans too. puppies are like babies. does it hurt if they dont chew?how sad.
@ShawnBoB (215)
• United States
19 Sep 07
We'll looks like you already received most your answers. Yes teeth will come out... they usually do on my pups and honestly. They yank each others teeth out by playing tug of war with a chew toy. Now a easy way to to get a pup to stop chewing on everything, is simply provide them with a chew toy. When you catch them chewing on something you don't want them to chew on... spank there little behinds. It works the best for me and I have 6 Grown dogs, and 5 pups. Oh yeah also play with them a lot with the chew toy so they see it as there toy.