What is the average age that a puppy yorkie will start losing its teeth?
on Nov 21st 2008
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Puppies of all breed teeth around the age 4-6 months.
Gray Dawn Treader answered on 11/21/08. Helpful? / 0
Most dogs, no matter the breed, begin losing their teeth at about 3 1/2 to 4 1/2 months of age. The incisors (the small teeth in the very front of the mouth) are the first to go. At about 4 - 5 months they start to lose their premolars and molars. At 5 1/2 to 6 1/2 months, the canines (the pointy teeth) go.
Though it can happen to any breed of dog, toy and small breed dogs are notorious for having retained puppy teeth (the puppy, or "deciduous" teeth never fall out). Watch for this as, whether the puppy teeth fall out or not, the adult teeth will still erupt. This causes tooth crowding and premature periodontal disease!
If by 7 months of age you haven't lost all of your puppy teeth, get a check-up with your vet so he/she can further advise you as to what can and/or should be done (most often, the teeth are extracted during spay/neuter; if you don't plan on spaying/neutering, having them extracted will still be recommended).