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Old 07-18-2009, 11:07 AM
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Question How long does puppy teething last?

Yesterday Alvin (5 1/2 months) gave us a scare by acting weird (licking, swallowing, pawing his muzzle) for about 10 minutes before he spit out a good-sized tooth.

How long before he gets all his permanent teeth and stops chewing everything he can get his mouth on and into?
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Old 07-20-2009, 06:51 PM
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How long before he gets all his permanent teeth
I think it's around 6-8 months old.

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and stops chewing everything he can get his mouth on and into?
Chewing is partially caused by teething, but it's also a behaviorial issue. Even adult dogs need to chew, it's an instinctive drive that most dogs have. My 5-year-old chihuahua chewed a lot when I got her at a year old, but now she doesn't chew very often.... Though once or twice a month she will spend an hour or two with her knuckle bone. I know of several adult dogs who will still chew up anything they can get their mouth around, until you can teach them what is appropriate to chew on.

Too often I see puppy owners not worry too much about teaching their puppies to chew only on appropriate items, and just expect the puppies to "grow out of" that behavior. Sadly, I think this is a big reason why adolescent dogs (just out of their "teething" stage) are rehomed.
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Old 07-27-2009, 01:20 PM
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He will have all his permanent teeth at about seven months old.
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