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My 5 month old puppy has two rows of bottom front teeth. Will the baby teeth fall out?

By 5 months of age usually the juvenile incisors have fallen out and are replaced by the adult teeth.

In some cases the baby teeth don’t fall out (retained) and if left as is the two rows of teeth can cause problems with overcrowding and infection in the mouth. It’s very easy for food or objects to get caught between the teeth.

I would recommend taking your pup to your local vet for a look and an assessment as to whether any action needs to be taken. If you are planning to have your puppy desexed around 6 months, this would be a good time to remove any baby teeth if they need to be.

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