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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Teething question

My pup is 5 and a half months old today. He has been losing teeth for the past month or so. His adult canines are growing in, in front of his baby canines. Is this normal? Will the baby teeth eventually fall out or should I be worried?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-15-2012, 03:55 PM
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The same thing happened to my puppy's teeth around 6 months. The vet was considering pulling them out but since they were a little loose, we decided to wait awhile. So we loaded her up on bully sticks and raw knuckle bones and the teeth fell out on their own.

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my pup is at the same age with the exact same thing happening...I think it's perfectly normal and nothing to worry about. : )
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This happens a lot. Usually once the canine grows in further the puppy tooth will fall out. You do have to keep an eye on it though because if the canine tooth grows in too far with the puppy tooth still there, it will force the canine to grow in the wrong direction. The puppy tooth is probably close to falling out so you can encourage it by playing some gentle tug games with rope toys. Don't try to yank the tooth out by playing tug, obviously, but this will just help loosten it up.
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Normal. Happens to humans, too


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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-17-2012, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Normal. Happens to humans, too
Yea, I have a 2 year old little human. Most of the time human adult teeth push out the baby teeth. They usually don't grow in front of the baby teeth. Thanks for the advice you guys on the rope and playing tug with him. I will try that.
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