Dogs' baby teeth begin to loosen and fall out by eight to 12 weeks of age. The process of replacing baby teeth with permanent teeth can continue until the dog is eight months old. Normally, a puppy has 28 baby teeth and an adult dog has 42 teeth.
There are three sets of teeth: incisors, canines and premolars. Puppies don't have premolars. Any baby teeth that don’t fall out to make way for the adult teeth are called retained or persistent deciduous teeth, and they can cause dental problems. A dog's teeth should be checked regularly to provide the best dental health.Learn More
Panda dogs are either dogs that are dyed to look like panda bears, or they are dogs with natural patterns that resemble those on panda bears. There is even a breed of dog bred exclusively for their panda bear markings.Full Answer >
Dogs can eat spinach safely, and spinach is rich in vitamins, iron, trace minerals and beneficial phyto-nutrients. Other human foods are not always safe for dogs.Full Answer >
According to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), chrysanthemum plants, or mums, are poisonous to dogs. They may cause vomiting, diarrhea, clumsiness, increased salivation and skin inflammation. If a pet ingests mums, the ASPCA advises that a local veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center be contacted immediately.Full Answer >
Dogs wag their tails to convey strong emotions, such as happiness or agitation. Other clues can help people understand whether a dog's tail wagging is a gesture of welcoming or warning.Full Answer >