Monday, November 7, 2011

Toothless

Toothless

remember this cartoon????

i loved it max max lo.... i was so crazy over it that i called my baby 'baby toothless' for days after watching the movie.... heee... =).... this was only one of the two additional nicknames baby had from me in her 7.5 years with us...the other one was 蔡宝贝 ... copied after 紀宝贝 (the name of a super cute white maltese) from the show 命中注定我愛你....

anyway, got a rude shock when i saw the text "Your dog drop a tooth!" and "Found another tooth. No idea whose it is...i am a little freak out by it... T.T"....from angela in my message inbox on friday while i was in school...

immediately contacted julius (pups' groomer) only to find out that there's no call for panic.... just like human, pups have a set of milk teeth that will be replace by the time they are 8 - 9 months old.... wahahaha.....so cute one.... pups got teething problem too... how come i dun recall my baby and dash dash going thru that when they were pups.... hmmmm.....

did a bit of reading from the net and this is what i gotten.....


"Puppies are initially born without teeth. They do not receive their first puppy teeth until they reach the age of between six and eight weeks old. They grow a total of 28 teeth, which are known as baby teeth or deciduous teeth. The first teeth that fall out are the incisor teeth, followed by the premolars and the canines. Puppies do not have molar teeth, only premolars. Their upper and lower canine teeth are at the back of their mouths and are larger. Their upper and lower incisor teeth are located in the middle.

For puppies, the teething process continues for several months, off and on. For a puppy, this can be an uncomfortable and painful period. When puppies are teething, they increase their biting and chewing and test out different objects and texture to relieve the discomfort.

Between the ages of three months and seven months, a puppy begins to lose its deciduous teeth. Each deciduous tooth root will generally be absorbed by the adult tooth, though there are instances where this does not properly occur. At three months, the incisors begin to fall out to make room for the new adult teeth. At the age of four months, the adult molars and adult canines are beginning to come in. Between the ages of six and seven months, the adult molars will come in. Finally, by seven to eight months, the full set of adult teeth should have come in.

By the time a puppy is eight months old, it should have a full set of a total of 42 teeth, but some breeds have more or fewer. The larger the dog, generally speaking, the faster the teeth will appear. Doberman pinchers are an example of dogs that have fewer teeth. Spaniels and greyhounds tend to have more teeth. At the age of between three months and four months, a puppy should be checked out by a veterinarian to make sure that there are no bite problems. If bad bite is occurring as a result of puppy teeth, pulling the baby teeth prematurely may be necessary."



a picture of 3 of their teeth that we managed to find around the kitchen....really hope they din swallow any.... 





ending off the post with a 'bo gai' snowy.....hahahaha....



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