Do dogs lose teeth?


Quick Answer

Puppies lose teeth as they grow into adulthood. Puppies generally start losing baby teeth at around 4 to 6 months of age. While tooth loss in puppies is normal, adult dogs generally lose teeth because of issues, such as trauma or periodontal disease.

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Adult dogs require regular oral care to help reduce the risk of gum disease. The best way to help prevent tooth loss in dogs is by regularly brushing the dog's teeth, as well as its gums. Chew toys can also help reduce the risk of gum disease in dogs. Dogs that experience tooth loss need to be seen by a veterinarian to diagnose and treat the issue.

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