Will Teething in Dogs Cause Drooling?

by Ledan Seja
Your teething pup may begin drooling, and chewing, on your stuff.

Your teething pup may begin drooling, and chewing, on your stuff.

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Teething is a trying time in the life of any puppy owner. The puppy teeth begin erupting around age 3 weeks; the adult teeth start coming in at around 3 1/2 months. Your pup will have his full set of adult teeth, 42 in all, by approximately 7 months old. Your pooch will be going through a lot of changes. Drooling is just one of them.

What to Expect

Because your puppy's adult teeth are pushing his baby teeth out, his gums and entire mouth may be sore and painful. He may begin drooling, sometimes seemingly excessively. You can also expect your puppy to be reluctant to eat and a little irritable. Pick up everything he can reach: He'll have the urge to chew, and he could destroy furniture, shoes and other things. Or, he may just drool on your possessions.

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About the Author

Ledan Seja has been writing since 2009, specializing in natural ecosystems, gardening and landscape design, the environment, wildlife, insects, pet rescue and childcare. Her work has appeared in various online publications.

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