How to know your dog's age through its teeth

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Knowing the age of your dog is usually something simple, generally we take into account the years or months they already had when we acquired it and we started counting from there, but did you know that you can also know its age by its muzzle?

According to veterinarians, to calculate this parameter we must base ourselves on three factors: the wear of the pieces, the appearance of tartar and the loss of tooth holding, which generally happens when the animal is older.

It is important to note that the growth of permanent and milk teeth in small breed dogs occurs more slowly than in those dogs belonging to a larger species.

Between three and four weeks the so-called temporary growth canines arise, this being the first stage; For those between 10 and 15 years of age, the tusks must already show wear with a large amount of tartar and even the lack of some of them.

At MAscotas.com we recommend taking care before checking your dog's muzzle, as they do not usually like this. We also suggest you visit a veterinarian if you have any questions about your pet's dental health.

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