Dogs (canines) are mammals who share many important features with humans – they give birth, suckle their young, and have hair. Dogs also belong to the order Carnivora. All dogs have certain characteristics that distinguish them from other members of this order, just as all humans belong to the primate family Hominidae but share few characteristics in common with other members of that family.
Dog Teeth Facts – Part 1
Dogs have a total of 42 teeth. Puppies have 28 baby teeth, and adult dogs have 42 permanent teeth – the same number as people!
Dog Teeth Facts – Part 2
A dog’s large front incisors are its most visible canine teeth, but those aren’t the only teeth that matter to you! Here’s a guide to your dog’s mouth anatomy.
Dog Teeth Facts – Part 3
Puppies receive their baby (deciduous) teeth before they are born, but not all puppies grow adult teeth when they’re supposed to! Here’s how you can care for your toothless pup.
Dog Teeth Facts – Part 4
A dog’s teeth are designed to help it eat meat, but that doesn’t mean a vegetarian diet is necessarily harmful. Here’s how a canine carnivore can thrive on a plant-based diet.
Dog Teeth Facts – Part 5
Dogs can develop gum disease just like people, but it’s even more common in dogs than people! Here are some details on how to give your dog healthy teeth and gums.
Dogs have a wide variety of teeth which they use to perform different tasks. The incisors are for tearing and biting, the canines help with gripping prey, and then there are those sharp molars that tear up meat! Puppies get their baby (deciduous) teeth before birth but don’t always develop adult ones when they’re supposed to. If you think your dog has lost a tooth or is showing signs of gum disease like redness, swelling, bad breath, or bleeding gums – make sure you contact an experienced veterinarian as soon as possible.
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All content as is, no warranty. You can use the information provided on this website for research and education purposes only. Always check with your health care provider before making any changes to your dog’s diet or lifestyle. The author is not a vet and this article was not written by a vet.