About Forty-four percent of American families owns one or more dogs. And with all these dogs being kept as pets, they give us joy and happiness and we all want our dogs to live long. But, it’s unfortunate science claims that life expectancy of a dog is around 13 years. Luckily, there are many ways that you can help your dog to live a long and healthy life. The basics, of course, are making sure your dog has good nutrition, exercise, and veterinary care. Beyond that, there are other things you can do to accomplish your goal.
Sciences proofs you can prolong your dog's life by taking good care of his teeth. The dog was originally a carnivore (meat eater) and also has a dental echoing here. In other words, a set of teeth which is suitable for catching a prey and to tear it. Characteristics of the teeth of a carnivore are strong canines to catch the prey and large premolars to tear the prey.
The teeth of our dog are developing in the womb. Both the tooth germs for milk and permanent teeth are already in place before birth. The dog has, therefore, as a human milk and permanent dentition. Just as babies are born toothless puppies. Match 2-4 weeks after birth, the first teeth are the primary teeth.
These are the incisors and canines. Typically, all deciduous teeth are teeth. Because the milk teeth ensure to follow a path of the permanent teeth, milk teeth are very important already checked at the age of 8 weeks for any congenital abnormalities (eg. Bad state of the bite). From the age of 3-5 months starting to come out of the permanent incisors. all permanent teeth would gradually have to be in place by the age of 6-7 months. These are a total of 42 teeth that form the complete set of teeth.
In an related article we wrote about how to take care of a dog's teeth: