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Old 12-04-2010, 10:33 PM
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Lost first tooth!

Loeki lost his first tooth today after I was playing with a toy with him. We found it on the floor.

Now, I know puppies lose their teeth. But is it bad to be losing them from games like this? We play tug of war but I don't pull hard. And usually I just make him chase the toy around my living room, and if he grabs it I tug on it a bit before letting him take it for a minute or so.

Should I stop playing tug with him now?

When will he lose the rest?

And will this stop/reduce his chewing once he's done teething?
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I wouldn't stop playing Tug with him, Honey lost one of her teeth the other day after playing tug and she didn't even flinch or didn't even notice.
I'm not sure when he will lose all of them but I think he should lose them all within a couple months.
And some dogs do stop chewing as much once they are done teething and some are just chewers for life so it's to early to tell. Although I will say that many of my dogs slowed or completely stopped chewing after teething.
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Congrats!

I don't think you need to stop playing tug with him.

As for teeth, they should all be out at around 6 months old... the last ones to go are the pointy canine teeth. The rest of the teeth will now periodically fall out between now and then. 6 months old is the key age.

The end of teething MAY reduce his chewing... but he's still a puppy and they find it "fun" so I wouldn't hold my breath... lol. We're still going through a nylabone every few months and our girl is now 15 months old!
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Well Loeki sure noticed, haha. He stopped playing and started licking his tooth and making weird noises. That's when I took him to mom all panicky thinking he got something in his throat or something and she was like "No he just lost a tooth. awwww." and pointed to the little hole. Then we went and found the tooth.

Thanks for the advice. He's almost 4 months now.
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Old 12-05-2010, 01:19 AM
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That was probably his first tooth or it wasn't as loose as the others, but I wouldn't worry. Honey and my other dogs would lose their teeth and be bleeding and still wanting to play or continue chewing whatever they had. And he is at the normal age for dogs to start losing teeth so he sounds like he is right on track.
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Totally normal for him to start losing teeth in here now. He's growing up! I'm so glad he is doing well.
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How happy was I to read that Loeki is growing up and is fit and healthy. After the scare a few weeks ago when he was so ill, I often wondered how he was doing.

My puppy's teeth all fell out quite quickly and his new (HUGE!) gnashers are growing nicely. I wouldn't worry about playing tug - one of Synnu's teeth came out when playing. You probably won't find most of them - I guess some get swallowed with food etc. I found three (including a canine) and have kept them because I'm sure I won't believe how small they are in a few months time.
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Has anybody saved all of their dogs teeth? Kinda like what you do with kids when they lose teeth?

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I don't, but I also don't find most of them.
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Tug is great actually. My pup had a retained tooth and tug saves us surgery lol

Aaahhh dog childhood lol
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