If you have a dog, you know that puppies can be trying at the best of times.
The good news is that puppies stop teething around when they’re about six months old, but for some breeds, teething can actually last until they’re two years old!
This is perfectly normal in many cases, but if your dog is still teething and it’s causing problems or if you’re just worried about them not having their adult set of teeth yet, there’s no reason to fret: we’ve got everything you need to know right here.
Why are my dogs still teething at 2 years old?
One of the reasons you might be seeing your dog’s teeth for the first time at this age is that, unlike humans, dogs have 28 baby teeth that are replaced by permanent ones.
Some dogs will have all 28 of their baby teeth come in during the teething stage, while others may still have some left when they become adults.
Teething isn’t a cause for concern unless your dog displays signs of discomfort or pain.
If your pooch is having trouble eating because of soreness from new teeth breaking through or displaying other signs like difficulty chewing and drooling excessively, call your vet immediately.
When do puppies start teething?
A puppy’s first teeth begin to appear at 3 weeks of age and the entire adult set is in place by 6-7 months.
This means that for almost half of his or her life, a puppy will be teething.
Teeth are an important part of your dog’s health and development into an adult dog!
While it may seem like your pup is having a bad day when they’re chewing on everything, this is actually their way of relieving the soreness associated with new teeth erupting through their gums.
It can help if you provide some safe chew toys for him/her to gnaw on during those times when it seems like they have no other option but to chew on furniture!
Do I need to worry about the loss of baby teeth?
While your dog may seem to have plenty of teeth, you should still pay attention to the ones she does have.
Teeth are important for chewing and eating
Without them, dogs would be unable to get nutrients from the food they eat and would not be able to digest it properly.
Teeth are also important for speech and communication
Without teeth, dogs cannot make proper contact with each other or humans through licking or biting.
This can lead to aggression or frustration in some cases because they’re unable to communicate their feelings properly through physical touch alone!
Teeth help fight infection by keeping food particles out of the body’s bloodstream
this makes sure infections don’t spread quickly throughout a dog’s system like they might if there wasn’t anything stopping them from entering directly into every organ at once (which is why dogs without teeth can get sick more easily than those who do).
Consider how much easier it would be for someone else if they didn’t have any teeth left either—it’d be really hard finding food sources too!
When in doubt, talk to your vet
When in doubt, talk to your vet. Your dog’s teething could be normal and nothing to worry about.
However, if you’re concerned (or if your pup is acting like he’s been hit with a tranquilizer dart), talk to the experts.
They’ll be able to tell you what’s going on—and whether it’s time for a trip to the dentist.
If your dog is still teething at two years old, skip the worries and check in with a vet.
Your veterinarian can give you advice on how to manage the symptoms and help your pet enjoy the rest of their puppy years.