When Do Golden Retrievers Lose Their Baby Teeth?
Golden retrievers, like every other breed of dog, go through the same process of losing their baby teeth and growing adult teeth. Many people assume this happens during the same period of growth as when humans change their teeth, but this is not the case.
Losing Baby Teeth and Growing Adult Teeth
Golden retrievers typically lose their baby teeth between the ages of 4 and 6 months. During this time, the adult teeth start coming in and replacing the baby teeth. It’s a gradual process, which means some puppies may lose their baby teeth while still others hold onto them for a bit longer before the adult teeth replaces them.
Signs of Chewing
At this age, you may notice your golden retriever puppies chewing on toys or other objects more than usual. This is a sign that they are coming into their adult teeth and is usually nothing to worry about.
Tips for Caring For Baby Teeth
To ensure that your golden retriever’s baby teeth don’t cause any problems, here are some tips for maintaining their oral health:
- Brush their teeth regularly. Just like with humans, brushing your golden retriever pup’s teeth regularly can help keep their teeth and gums healthy. Use a toothpaste designed specifically for puppies to avoid any potential side-effects.
- Check for tartar buildup. Tartar can build up in the crevices of your pup’s baby teeth, and can cause pain and decay if left untreated. Check their teeth regularly for any signs of tartar.
- Take them for regular check-ups. Taking your golden retriever pup to the vet regularly can help detect any potential teeth and gum problems before they become major issues.
Golden retrievers typically lose their baby teeth between the ages of 4 and 6 months and this process can be helped along with regular brushing and vet check-ups. While it may seem like a daunting process, it is a natural part of life for all puppies and nothing to be overly concerned about.