Do canine teeth in puppies grow back?

Our question this week was:

Will a puppy's canine teeth grow back? Our beagle is 5 months old and we just discovered she had lost one of her canine teeth and another one is coming lose. My husband and I were wondering if this was normal.

Maria Kyle

Answer

Hi – thanks for your email Maria. Puppies will loose their baby teeth and have their adult teeth. Most dogs have all their adult teeth by the time they are 6 to 7 months of age. It is one way that veterinarians try to age dogs if their age is unknown.

An article that might be helpful to you is How Old is this Dog?

Best of luck!

Dr. Debra

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