Introducing Dog Food To Your Puppy
Once the teeth are fully emerged and the puppy is comfortable biting and nipping, it would be a good idea to introduce the puppy to puppy dog food. Introduce the pup to a little food by starting off with softer foods such as wet foods and then gradually going to dry foods for pups. Remember that puppies are not full grown dogs and those temporary tooth ate not able to chew up tougher foods and you don't want your puppy to try and swallow it's food because it can't manage to chew it. This will lead to your puppy choking, and no body wants that for their pup.
Your puppy has enjoyed those sharp temporary teeth long enough. When the puppy has matured to about 10 weeks, the temporary or deciduous tooth begin to fall out.
The loss of these temporary tooth allows the permanent tooth to begin its emergence.
The permanent tooth follows the same pattern as it relates to the type of tooth which pushes up first.
- incisors first
- canines second
- premolars third
- molars fourth
Your dog should have all full sets of teeth by the time it reaches 7-8 months. If your dog has not shown any significant growth in teeth at this age or retains its temporary tooth. You have a problems and you will need to seek professional help from your vet. Never try to pull out your dog tooth yourself. This could lead to excessive bleeding and even infections. Bring your dog to your vet if it is experiencing any teeth problems.
Now that your dog has a full set of strong and powerful teeth, its time to give him his favorite piece of bone to chew down or either bury.