One of the hard challenges when you take a new Maltipoo puppy home is teething. Your Maltipoo’s puppy will get a bit of discomfort and itching when they are teething. However, this condition gets worse when your pup is trying to find something to cure his teething discomfort.
When it happens to your Maltipoo puppy, you may be a bit confused about what you should do. Of course, you may take some ways to get rid of the teething discomfort of your Maltipoo, but you also need to know when your Maltipoo puppies will stop teething. However, it will help you rise from worry. So, let’s get the information when your Maltipoos stop teething in our post below!
When Do Your Maltipoo Stop Teething?
Just like humans, Maltipoo Puppies are also born without teeth, but their teeth will be grown immediately. Your Maltipoo will first grow a ‘puppy set’ of 28 deciduous teeth and when full-grown, an adult set of 42 teeth.
Talking about when your Maltipoo stops teething will depend on the age. Generally, Maltipoo will stop teething around 8 months of age. At this age, your Maltipoo will stop teething. However, the age that a Maltipoo begins the teething phase when the milk teeth begin falling out and the adult teeth growing in is just approximately the 4-month mark. Sure, there will be some early and late bloomers.
To help you understand more about Maltipoo’s teething, let’s see the example of the time table for your Maltipoo puppy teeth below!
- 3 – 4 weeks old: At this age, the puppy’s canines (the longer teeth located on each side in the front of the mouth) will start emerging
- 3 – 5 weeks old: At this age, the incisors (the tiny teeth in the front) will start coming in
- 4 – 6 weeks old: At this age, the premolars (larger side teeth) will start to show
- 8 weeks: At this age, your Maltipoo’s puppies should have a total of 28 milk/puppy teeth.
Here’s the order of this:
- 4 Months old: The adult incisors start to grow in
- 5 months old: The adult canine teeth start to grow in
- 6 months old: The adult molars start to grow in
- 8 months old, your Maltipoo puppy should have all adult dog teeth ascended and will stop teething.
Why Is Regular Dental Care Important for Your Maltipoo?
It’s known that Maltipoo commonly have more dental issues than other breeds. If a Maltipoo’s teeth are not appropriately taken care of, there will be a lot of issues which can develop.
Your Maltipoo will start to get dental plaque caused when bacteria in the mouth mix with starches from food. The dental plaque is a clear and sticky substance which strongly clings to the teeth. If the teeth are not scrubbed away, it may turn into tartar, which is a hardened version which is even more hard to remove.
Well, both dental plaque and tartar will do a lot of damage, eating away at a dog’s tooth enamel. They will also spread down under the gum line, performing additional damage sight unseen.
However, the continual attack of plaque and tartar will lead to tooth decay, gingivitis, periodontal disease, degradation of the jaw and many more. As a result, your Maltipoo will then lose his teeth, which can be painful and affect a dog’s ability to eat enough.
If your Maltipoo’s tooth disease develops far enough, it may cause serious damage to your Maltipoo’s organs. Reportedly, untreated dental problems of your Maltipoo can shorten the lifespan of your Maltipoo by up to 3 years.
That’s why it’s very important for you to take and choose proper dental care for your Maltipoo at a very early age.
How to Take Care of Your Maltipoos When Teething?
To help your Maltipoo when feeling itching and discomfort, you can take several ways to prevent them from chewing on non-toy items. Here are some recommended ways you can do:
- Keep away things your Maltipoo can chew
You can begin by keeping away the things at your home that your puppy can chew. Make sure to check every room that your puppy may possibly be in. You can also tie cords and use the cord concealer for those which should stay plugged in and within reach.
You may also need to pick up any small items from the floor, as your puppy will often mouth things just to find out whether it may be pleasant to chew on or not. Aside from that, you can also remove bags, shoes and other personal items from the floor and then put them up high.
- Always supervise your Maltipoo
Supervising is one of the great methods you can take to avoid all sorts of issues. However, your Maltipoo puppies that get teething should not have free reign in the house. You shouldn’t also allow them to roam around a room.
Additionally, you can also keep your Maltipoo puppies on a harness when you place your puppy near you. You can also tie him to you with a 6 foot, light-eight leash. To secure your Maltipoo puppies, you can just slip the end of the leash around your wrist.
- Give your Maltipoo puppies effective teething toys
When your Maltipoo puppies get teething, it would be better for you to give them teething toys which are specifically designed to soothe discomfort and relieve itching. The toys must be properly sized and properly textured. However, there are two textures which really work well for this.
- React properly to non-toy chewing
When you find your Maltipoo puppies chewing non-toy chewing, you can clap your hands together loudly and give a firm ‘No’. However, some Maltipoo puppies will be used to hearing ‘no’, so that they won’t take a pause.
As an alternative, you can also offer your Maltipoo one of his approved chew toys. Make sure to use a playful voice and wave the toy if you should give some extra encouragement. You can also put a small dab of peanut butter on the toy that can draw your Maltipoo puppies to it. Well, it is healthy to eat and has a great taste with a very alluring scent.