German Shepherds stop teething between the ages of 3 and 4. This is when their adult teeth begin to come in and grow in place of the baby teeth. If your dog is still teething after that age, they may need to wear down some of those adult teeth before they stop bothering them. Here are a few helpful hints on how to make this process easier for your German Shepherd: Stop giving them sweets or other flavored treats that may irritate their gums or coat their teeth with sugar.
Serve them larger portions and cut them up into small pieces before feeding them.
Use soft dog food and treats. Add a little bit of warm water to soften the hard treats. Cutting the treats into smaller pieces will help your dog chew through it easier.
Serve their meals on a flat surface like a cookie sheet or in an elevated bowl if they find eating with no chewing needed more comfortable than their regular bowl.
Reduce over-feeding if they find they are not chewing enough for their needs.
Gently massage their gums with your thumb to see how it feels. If there is one that feels sore, it might be a candidate for tooth removal. Brush your dog’s teeth frequently with a soft bristle toothbrush and a pick-up of sugarless pet toothpaste and give them treats so they don’t get bored with the brushing but enjoy having clean teeth and breath that tastes good.
If your dog gets “gummy” teeth, you can treat them for this by using a little bit of brown sugar or honey and a wet toothbrush.
Of course, brushing your dog’s teeth regularly is the best way to keep their mouth healthy, clean and free from plaque.
How long does the teething stage last for dogs?
Many people who have never taken care of a dog before and witness this may be concerned with the extra-drooling, decreased appetite, or even noticeable weight loss.
The good news is that the teething stage should last a few weeks at most, but it can take months for some puppies.
What age do German shepherds teeth fall out?
If you’re looking for ideas about when German shepherds teeth fall out, this post is here to help. It will tell you all about the age of German shepherd teeth to begin with, what happens when they fall out, and how you can prevent their early departure! All in all it covers the ins and outs of dog dental care. Plus we’ve included a helpful video on the subject as well.
How often should I brush my German shepherds teeth?
Brushing your German shepherds teeth is important as it helps to remove bacteria and plaque buildup. This helps maintain good oral hygiene that can prevent tooth decay, gum disease, and breath problems.