Cockapoo puppies teeth fall out when they are around 4 – 6 months old.
You can expect your Cockapoo to have a full set of adult teeth by around 7 months and they will have 42 adult teeth!
I remember somebody at work asking me when Lottie was a really small puppy “have any of Lottie’s teeth fallen out yet?” and I remember thinking, what!
As we have explained in previous posts, Lottie is our first dog together so teething was just something we completely hadn’t thought about!
I remember when Lottie lost her first tooth and I thought it was so strange, and then they all seemed to fall out really quickly after that and I would just find them in random places around the house!
It is also normal that your Cockapoo will probably swallow some of the teeth that fall out whilst they are eating, and this is not something to worry about, but do just make extra checks of their mouth to make sure they haven’t cut themselves.
How old are Cockapoos when they start teething?
Cockapoo puppies are not born with teeth, so they will start to grow their milk teeth when they are around 2-3 weeks old. These milk teeth are the ones that will then start to fall out when they are around 4-6 months to make room for adult teeth.
Signs that your cockapoo is teething
- Increased chewing – Luckily for us, Lottie has never been much of a chewer, however when she started teething she did start to chew more, from the corners of the skirting boards to the chair legs of the dining chairs! Teething is uncomfortable for dogs, just as it is for babies, and the chewing helps to ease some of the pain they are in when they are teething. There are things that you can do to save your furniture, such as giving them some good chew toys such as a Kong toy. You can also buy sprays that you can spray onto your furniture and the smell is apparently supposed to deter dogs from chewing but we have not ever tried these.
- Loss of appetite
- Noticeable missing teeth and gum inflammation
- There may also be behaviour changes such as them being more lethargic and unhappy and possibly an increase in “bad behaviour”
What can you do to help a teething Cockapoo?
It is a good idea to keep them distracted with lots of play time and going for walks and just being mindful that teething is an uncomfortable experience for puppies, just as we are aware that it is uncomfortable for babies!
Good chew toys and chew treats can also help, as they will be wanted to bite and chew more.
Also, frozen treats and chews are a great idea. The cold will be soothing for them and the treat will keep them distracted for a while.
The teething period does not last for too long so please don’t worry. Ensure that you are prepared by reading the above and have patience with your Cockapoo, this stage will pass!