Yorkie Teething From Start to Finish
Yorkshire Terrier puppies start to grow their puppy teeth at about 1 month old. They will have 28 puppy teeth once they have all grown in.
Puppy to Adult Change
At the age of 4 to 7 months, they will begin to lose those puppy teeth.
These teeth will be replaced with 42 permanent Yorkie teeth(12 more, now that they have room for them all!). A general schedule of when a Yorkie puppy grows and loses their teeth is:
At 4 months old, the incisor teeth grow in
At 5 months old, the canine teeth grow in
At 6 months old, the molars grow in
By 8 to 10 months old, the puppy should have all permanent teeth fully grown in.
is unique. Some may be very late or very early bloomers. However, if your Yorkie has not grown his or her puppy teeth by the age of 2 months or if they have not grown in any adult teeth by 11 months old, do bring him or her to the veterinarian so that a check-up can be performed to spot any potential issues with teeth, gums, bite, bone structure and proper growth rate.
Sometimes a puppy can have a double row of teeth, if a milk tooth is stubborn and stays in place while the canine tooth is trying to emerge. If this happens, removal by the veterinarian may be necessary. It is a relatively simple procedure since the puppy tooth will have a very small, thin root. If this is done early enough, the larger more permanent tooth usually moves into its proper position.
It is important to note that regular dental care is important....as decay, plague and tarter buildup can affect the proper alignment and health of the permanent teeth. Please see the Dental Care
section if you need information regarding this grooming
Help With Teething Issues
When your puppy is teething, he or she will have an overwhelming urge to chew on anything and everything that they can get their mouth onto. They do not have control over this. One should be understanding and patience...And remember that this is a very temporary stage in relation to the entire life of your Yorkie.
It will be your job to:
- Safe-Proof your home so that you Yorkie puppy does not chew on anything dangerous
- Provide teething relief to help with the itching and the discomfort