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When do puppies lose their teeth?

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Puppies start losing baby teeth from the age of 12 to 16 weeks. At about four months, all baby teeth are gone, and permanent teeth have surfaced.

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Puppies generally chew aggressively on toys, shoes or other items in their reach as they teethe. Chewing is a natural activity that puppies engage in to relieve pain. The gums often swell or bleed, and the animal may drool. Massaging the puppy's gums with a cool, damp cloth can help relieve discomfort. Owners can also offer their puppies chew toys designed for the teething process. Adult dogs possess 42 permanent teeth, while puppies have 28.

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