In this guide, we’ll discuss everything you should know about Goldendoodle teething, symptoms, and how you can support your Dood during this uncomfortable phase in their puppyhood. Let’s dive in!
Goldendoodle Teething Age: When Do Goldendoodles Lose Their Puppy Teeth?
Like humans, puppies are born without teeth. At a young age, they grow their baby teeth, which they’ll then lose and swap for permanent adult teeth.
Typically, baby teeth start coming in as early as 2 weeks of age. For some pups it happens faster and for others a bit slower. However, by the time your puppy is 6 weeks old, they’ll likely have all of their 28 razor sharp ‘milk teeth’ (ouch!).
But when do Goldendoodles lose their puppy teeth?
Around 3 to 4 months of age, your Goldendoodle’s baby teeth will start falling out. For some pups, it can happen as early as 2 months of age. Meanwhile, their adult teeth start coming in. This usually lasts up until 6 to 8 months of age. You’re likely noticing those tiny-tiny milk teeth around the house, but it’s completely normal if your pup swallows some of them.
To sum it up, here’s a simple Goldendoodle teething age timeline:
- 0-2 weeks: Your pup is born without any teeth
- 2 to 4 weeks: First baby teeth start growing
- 5 to 6 weeks: Your puppy should have a full set of baby teeth
- 3 to 4 months: Baby teeth start falling out and adult teeth start coming in
- 6 to 8 months: Your pup should have a full set of permanent adult teeth
When Do Goldendoodles Stop Teething?
On average, Goldendoodles teeth around 6 to 8 months from birth. First, they’ll grow into their baby teeth around 2 to 4 weeks old, which are soon pushed out by their permanent adult teeth around 3 to 4 months of age.
However, it doesn’t stop there, as it takes a few more months for their permanent set of 42 adult teeth to come in. By 6 to 8 months of age, your Goldendoodle should have all of its adult teeth fully emerged from the gums.
Symptoms To Look Out For To Know Whether Your Puppy Is Teething
If you’ve noticed that your pup is chewing on literally anything and anyone, it’s likely that they’re coming into their adult teeth. Of course, you can also tell that your puppy is teething if you’ve noticed that they’ve got a few baby teeth missing. But there are also other symptoms you should pay attention to.
The most common symptoms of Goldendoodle teething are:
- Excessive chewing
- Excessive drooling
- Swollen, red, or bleeding gums
- Becoming more vocal
- Baby teeth falling out
- Decreased appetite
- Stomach issues
- Change in bowel movements
- Low fever
How To Deal With Goldendoodle Teething
As we mentioned earlier, the first set of Goldendoodle teeth are extremely sharp and can leave you with some pretty nasty marks on your hands and feet. Not only is the constant biting and chewing painful to you, it also isn’t reasonable to let your pup learn this bad habit of biting everything.
After all, teaching your puppy good manners requires continuous work. So, if you don’t want to have a biting adult dog at hand, make sure you distract your pup from excessive biting with other, more favorable behaviors and activities, such as puppy safe chew toys.
Additionally, the Goldendoodle teething process is a painful and scary time for puppies. Some pups have it harder and it’s not uncommon for their gums to even bleed at this time. As the adult Goldendoodle teeth are coming in, they are pushing out the baby teeth. If you’ve ever had a teething baby, you know how painful it can be.
At this stage, we recommend you keep a close eye on your Goldendoodle’s teeth and stay in contact with your veterinarian. Sometimes the baby teeth are stubborn while the adult teeth start coming in. So, you might need some help to remove the baby teeth that are causing your pup any discomfort. In addition to that, you’ll also want your vet to check the puppy’s gums during teething.
Lastly, some puppies can lose their appetite, as it’s painful for them to eat. This in turn can affect their digestive system and cause an upset tummy.
What To Feed A Teething Goldendoodle Puppy
As we mentioned earlier, puppies can experience a whole range of uncomfortable, even painful symptoms while teething. They might feel pain, lose their appetite, and even suffer from diarrhea or low fever.
Naturally, your regular dry puppy kibble might not be as appetizing anymore, either. During this stage, we recommend you offer your pup soft and tasty puppy foods, like wet formulas. These are much easier to eat and won’t hurt your puppy’s sore gums. If your Dood has lost their appetite, you might even want to warm the food up to make it more appealing. Or, you can soften your usual puppy kibble with clean, warm water.
In fact, we’ve created a complete guide of the best Goldendoodle puppy foods, where you’ll find some great options for your pup during teething.
Goldendoodle Teething: Frequently Asked Questions
Do Goldendoodle Puppies Get Sick When Teething?
For some Goldendoodle puppies, teething can make them sick. For most puppies, it’s an uncomfortable experience – their gums are likely very itchy, swollen, or even bleeding. That’s why they tend to chew on everything, to relieve the irritation.
In addition to that, it’s not uncommon for some pups to experience appetite loss, tummy issues, softer stools, and even a low fever during this life stage.
What Age Do Goldendoodles Lose Their Teeth?
Typically, Goldendoodle teething happens over a long period of time. Goldendoodles usually lose their baby teeth around 3 to 4 months of age, but for some pups it can happen as early as 2 months old. Around this time, their permanent adult teeth start coming in and pushing out the baby teeth that are on the way.
Do Goldendoodles Have Any Teething Disorders?
Like other dogs, Goldendoodles can experience various teething problems, such as baby teeth not falling out or not enough adult teeth coming in. In some cases, puppies grow more than the usual set of 42 adult teeth, which can actually lead to malocclusion, also known as abnormal bite.
Goldendoodle Teething: Final Thoughts
In conclusion, Goldendoodle teething is a painful and uncomfortable process, which all pups have to go through. But as long as you’re well-informed and know what to expect, you can take appropriate action to make this whole process much easier for both your puppy and yourself.
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The information on this page is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to be a substitute for qualified professional veterinary advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified animal health provider with any questions you may have.