When an Adult Tooth Grows in Before a Puppy Tooth Falls Out
Sometimes, an adult tooth will begin to drop down while the puppy tooth is still in place. A puppy may then have double row of teeth. This can happen with 1 tooth or with several. You will want to address this right away.
With the puppy tooth in the way, the adult tooth may grow in crooked. This can cause:
• Cuts to the inside of the mouth
• Eating and chewing problems
Therefore, if this situation happens, you will want the veterinarian to take a look to see if steps should be taken to more things along. Most likely, the tooth can be pulled out without sedation. Doing so, will allow the adult tooth to grow in properly and you will have an adult with proper alignment.
Chihuahua Teething Discomfort
When a puppy is teething, they have a strong, uncontrollable urge to chew on anything and everything. They may seem to go crazy trying to find something to satisfy! This is one reason why an owner must puppy-proof the home, to keep any dangerous items away from the reach of the puppy, such as electrical cords.
Your puppy will not understand the difference between chewing on your favorite shoes and chewing on a teething toy
. All the puppy knows is that chewing makes him feel better and helps to relieve the discomfort that his erupting teeth are causing.
There are several things that you can do to get through this phase without your puppy chewing up the house and actually helping your puppy:
1. The Proper Type of Teething toys.
This is a must. A teething toy is much different than a regular dog toy. To truly relieve itching and discomfort, it must satisfy several different elements:
It must be durable enough to stand up to the sharp teeth of the Chihuahua puppy.
It should be hold the attention of the puppy; after all if the chew doesn't seem interesting it will be of little value.