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Aging a puppy via dentition (teeth in, teeth shed, teeth adult) LINKS
the age of puppies is not always known, as rescues, shelter-pups + strays are a guesstimate;
it is also POSSIBLE for breeders to (deliberately) mislead the puppy-buyer, in order to get rid
of those troublesome poo-makers a week or two (or THREE ) early.
thus it behooves the wise puppy-shopper to have some idea what the teeth in pups at various ages
should look like, and check the pups dentition to cross-check their progress as they grow + change.
since pups of various ages have different needs (food, nutrients, care, exercise, vax...)
and different abilities, it is important to be able to differentiate between infants + toddlers,
toddlers + pre-teens, teens + young-adults.
all the incisors, all 4 canines, all pre-molars are present.
adult incisors erupt between 3 to 5 mos;
adult canines erupt between 4 to 6 mos;
adult pre-molars usually erupt between 4 to 5 mos,
and molars are last, between 5 to 7 mos age.
there is also this useful CHART + Diagram -
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