Having and caring for a pet is not as simple as it seems. There are many aspects and factors that we must take into account when living with a dog, cat, bird, snake, rodent, etc. Each one presents different characteristics and care needs that will be covered depending on the family to which it belongs. Dogs are the most common ones.
Before we talk about teething, we have to say something about the Samoyed. The Samoyed is an ancient breed that was used by nomadic peoples mainly to herd and care for reindeer.
However, they were also used for hunting. These dogs are characterized by having an elegant, strong, and graceful appearance. They have a beautiful two-layered coat: the outer one is dense, straight, and rough, while the inner one is soft and short.
In addition, these dogs are affectionate and friendly who love to be with their loved ones and get along well with children, strangers, and other animals, especially if they receive socialization training.
All dog owners, regardless of breed, need to know when their pet teething begins, but above all, when it ends. Caring for the teeth of such an animal is essential.
Puppies generally have sensitive and vulnerable teeth, so it is essential to treat them with care. Obviously, an adult Samoyed’s teeth are more resistant, but that does not mean that they do not need dental care from time to time.
In this case, an adult canine’s dental care is more important than that of a puppy since their teeth must last the rest of their life and are more likely to suffer from dental diseases.
When Do Samoyeds Stop Teething?
The biggest mistake anyone makes when acquiring a Samoyed or any other dog breed is to leave the teething of their new canine last on their priority list. Teething is one of the most important things, so we must investigate it and its different stages.
Like humans, dogs are born without teeth. Depending on the second or third week of life, the milk teeth (or temporary ones) will begin to grow depending on the puppy’s organism. As time passes, these teeth will start to fall out, allowing the stronger and more resistant teeth to grow and replace the old ones. This process is known as the puppy’s teething.
Teething is the most common reason why a dog of this type begins to chew everything it sees. That is natural and even helps new teeth (permanent ones) break through the gums. We have to bear in mind that teething can be uncomfortable for a Samoyed as their gums are likely to swell and hurt. However, chewing helps to relieve the canine.
Stages of Samoyed Puppy Teething
The best way to explain when a Samoyed stops teething is through its stages. Generally, these are similar in all breeds of dogs.
Teething Stage 1
It occurs within the first 2 to 4 weeks. As we have said, a puppy does not have teeth at birth. After 2 weeks, its baby teeth will start to grow. Generally, the upper fangs are the first to appear, followed by the rest of the upper milk teeth in the front and ends. A few days later, the lower fangs will grow, followed by the rest of the lower teeth.
None of those teeth will grow sharp, so it will not pose a danger to the mother’s nipples when the puppy is suckled.
Teething Stage 2
Between weeks 5 and 6, all of your Samoyed puppy’s teeth should already have grown, including the canines and premolars, allowing it to start biting, cutting, and tearing food or objects. Take into account that the total number of milk teeth is 28.
After that, these puppies will begin to be weaned from their mother because their teeth are already sharper and could cause damage the mother’s nipples.
Teething Stage 3
The next phase will occur between 8 weeks and 3 months. Remember that during the first 7 weeks, the puppy is in a breeder. That’s because people typically buy or adopt their new pet from the eighth week. That allows us, as owners, to simply feed them soft and moist food without having to worry about their diet when all their teeth have not yet grown.
At this stage, the Samoyed puppy will begin to lose its baby teeth progressively over the following weeks. It is normal to find pieces of teeth throughout the house during this time, although your pet may swallow some.
Teething Stage 4
This stage lasts between 3 and 6 months and is characterized by the little force that our Samoyed presents when biting. For that reason, we have to strengthen our canine’s jaw by providing easy-to-chew toys. Its bite will become stronger in this way, allowing the rest of the milk teeth to fall out until it reaches 6 months.
Teething Stage 5
It is the last stage of teething and usually occurs between 6 and 8 months. We have to bear in mind that this can happen at 7 months in the case of Samoyeds. Your canine’s permanent teeth should have already appeared after losing all of the baby teeth.
As we have said, there are 28 baby teeth, but once they fall out, they are replaced by 42 permanent teeth. So at that point, the teething will be over.
Recommendations during Samoyed Teething
- Allow your Samoyed puppy to chew on soft, comfortable food and toys for its teeth.
- When your Samoyed is an adult, brush its teeth every day.
- During teething, it is essential to monitor the loss of your puppy’s milk teeth.
- Take your canine to a vet for a more professional checkup.