Puppy Teeth

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  1. Chewbecca

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    So, I was in the office with both puppies, allowing them their morning wrestle fest, and everything is going good (I always supervise).
    Then I hear a "Yelp!" which I assume is Ophie because she's very vocal and yelps over the most minor things (think Drama Queen).
    I separate them, to see blood in various places on Luke.
    I give Ophie a quick once over, and then I crate her.

    I grab a rag, wet it, and I bring Luke back into the office with me, to start doing the "puppy wound search".
    I knew neither of them was seriously injured, they were just playing, but sometimes puppies can leave tiny puppy teeth punctures on each other that will sometimes bleed some. Not a lot, and not enough to alarm me, but just some. But I don't like seeing blood. At all, EVER.

    So, I'm wiping him down, (red REALLY shows up on white puppies), and I CANNOT even find the slightest puppy teeth wound on his skin ANYWHERE.

    So, I give him some love as I wipe the various spots of blood off of him, and then I crate him. I take Ophie out, and I do the same.
    I cannot figure out the source of the blood. Then as I'm wiping down Ophie, I find it.

    One of them lost a tooth. And from the looks of it, it was a canine.
    Neither are bleeding from their mouths, that I can tell.

    Ophie is being a butthead and won't let me get a good look in her mouth, but from what I could see, it wasn't her.

    Silly puppies losing their teeth.
    Causing me to worry a bit.

    I thought, "You know...you'd think for that amount of blood, someone have a nice bite wound somewhere. And I don't know how THAT would have happened as I'm pretty good about watching them play."

    And now I know.
     
  2. HayleyMarie

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    haha Oh the wonders of puppy hood. I remember finding Teagans puppy teeth is my bed I would be sleeping and roll over than wake up with a pain in my back and what would it be but a little sharp baby tooth.
     
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    I'm glad both of your babies are ok.
     
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    Puppies stop growing!
     
  5. Renee750il

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    My sister was about 6 when I got my first GSD, Purdue.

    She was out in the backyard, playing with him, wearing a white sweater.

    When she came in, there was blood all over the arms of her white sweater. Mom just KNEW my puppy had mauled HER baby . . .

    Not a mark on the brat, but there were two puppy teeth stuck in the weave :rolleyes:
     
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    I used to feel so bad for him when B lost his baby teeth. :(

    I didn't miss the d@mn things, though. He was a little shark when he was a baby, lol.
     
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    Awww. Are you going to put it under Luke's pillow for the Tooth Fairy?
     
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    He lost two of his canines today!
    I guess that would put him at older than 4 months, wouldn't it?
     
  9. Renee750il

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    No, 4 months is right about the average time they start losing their milk teeth :)
     
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    The vet told me 6-7 months?
     
  11. Renee750il

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    Dunno, Becca. Everything I've ever read or been told, plus my own experience, says around 4 months is when it starts.

    EDIT: Try a google using "when do puppies lose their teeth"

    I pretty much got 4 - 5 months on the first few I checked.
     
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    RD Are you dead yet?

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    In my experience, teeth start falling out at around 4 months but canines are the last to go, usually around 5+ months.

    I've also seen puppy canines yanked out early by rough play/tug of war.
     
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    Yeah, this is what I was thinking it was closer, too.
    I know they typically lose their incisors first, but I thought the canines were always last to go.
    And Ben seems to think he sees his permanents coming through.

    I don't know about that, though.
     
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    You're within about a month either way, so I wouldn't worry too much :) Just be glad those little needles are GOING, lol!
     
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    Agree!! Pompadour just lost 2 front teeth, now is going to hurt less when he chews on my feet :D I hate when he chew them :mad:
     
  16. Beanie

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    Are you keeping them? I'm crazy and kept all of Auggie's baby teeth I could find. Which was not a lot. But they are in his scrapbook, LOL.
     

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