Your Comprehensive Guide to Everything Teething: The French Bulldog Edition
It is an unfortunate truth that your cute, cuddly French bulldog is going to grow up one day. It might be hard to believe but the time will come when they stop teething and it is not too soon. While we may all love seeing those little teeth coming in, there are some things you should know about this process before you start panicking.
French bulldogs are unique as compared to other breeds because they can actually have a tooth that protrudes out of the gum line right at birth.
This means their first set of teeth could be more prominent than most newborns. The average age for them to stop teething is around 4 months old but don’t worry if it takes longer.
When Do French Bulldogs Stop Teething?
When it comes to raising a puppy, there are many similarities with having a baby. Both require patience and understanding while dealing with the inevitable tantrums, poppies on the carpet, pee-pees in inappropriate places.
You name it!
It is important for owners of new puppies or those who have had them all their lives alike to be aware that French Bulldog pups will go through teething stages just like human babies do.
This is true because they will eventually lose every one of their teeth by adulthood.
Just as humans experience tooth loss over time after weaning from our mothers’ milk at around 2 years old. So too will your pup when his adult teeth come in during adolescence between 7 months.
In this article, I am going to give you a rundown of French Bulldogs teething.
First off, we’ll talk about the age at which they start and when it is time for them to get their teeth cleaned. You will learn how you can make sure your favorite belongings are safe from these little tikes who want nothing more than an expensive chew toy.
We will also go into what things may look like if something goes wrong with those new chompers and how best to help out in case of trouble or just plain old chewing up everything that is not nailed down.
What Are The Teething Age?
A French Bulldog is a special breed of dog that is known for being high-energy and playful, but they’re also very curious.
When your puppy starts losing teeth or seeing spots around the house from their toys, don’t be alarmed!
This is normal during teething phases in dogs. But when can you expect this to start? It usually begins between 6 weeks through 12 months old, depending on how fast each individual pup matures.
The tooth will eventually fall out as it moves into its adult canine stage, so do not worry too much about loose baby teeth just yet.
Let’s dive into its detail
- Age 2-3 Weeks
The French Bulldog puppy is born without teeth. Quite contrary to the popular belief, they do not start developing milk teeth until at least 14 days of age.
French Bulldog puppies have a special developmental stage where their baby teeth start to grow through.
Just as they are getting used to digesting solid foods on their own.
Unlike human babies who will typically be with mom during this phase of growth Moreover, puppy owners won’t get the chance because it takes place while pups still live life at home with mum and littermates.
The order in which these Frenchies’ first set of teeth come is usually:
- front incisors (at 6 weeks)
- canines(6-8 weeks)
Pre-molars stop coming through around 3 months old but if you are not a breeder then do not worry about all that.
- After 12 Weeks Age
French bulldogs will start to lose their milk teeth soon. They do not have them as long as you might think and adult teeth are already starting to push through, so they will need a new toothbrush in no time.
What Are The Signs Of Teeth In French Puppies?
The following are the reasons that tells you the signs of teeth in your Frenchie;
Puppies can experience mild fevers when teething, just like human babies. The fever is nothing to be alarmed by and it will simply require you giving your puppy some extra care and attention for a few days until they are better.
Puppies go through a lot of changes as they grow up, and one that you may notice is the development of teeth. They can drool during this process which means you will see more saliva from their mouth.
- More Chewing
For puppies, the teeth and gums are very tender when they start teething. Chewing is an instinctive response to this pain because it helps relieve pressure on these sensitive areas.
This natural process will wear down their sharp baby teeth over time as well.
- Floppy Ears
French Bulldogs have a unique experience when they are teething. Typically, the calcium needed for their teeth is absorbed in other areas of their developing body such as new bones or muscles.
This can make things difficult and different at first because it changes how fast Frenchies heal after an injury to those tissues or bones. Like from chewing on something hard that caused pain which led to bleeding internally through what we call capillary action.
But do not worry it is only temporary and will go away soon.
- Behavioral Change
Your French Bulldog puppy might be in pain and will need lots of attention from you. The good news is that there are many things to do with your pup while they try to get relief.
Such as giving them their favorite toy or petting them.
How Can You Stop Your Frenchie From Chewing?
So, you know that your dog chews. But do they chew too much? Before we can answer this question, it is important to understand why dogs want to chew in the first place. And what might cause them anxiety or boredom when left alone at home.
If our pets are chewing on things around their house then it could be a sign of either:
- They are bored
- You did not provide enough alternatives for stimulation
- The pet is anxious.
- All four options may apply!
French Bulldog pups have a lot of energy and need to chew. Give them toys, but make sure they are appropriate for their age. So that you can keep your shoes safe from the puppy’s teeth.
Why Do They Lose Teeth?
French Bulldog puppies are not the only ones with baby teeth. While they lose these milk teeth at around 3 months or 12 weeks old.
Another set of adult teeth will start to grow through in their place. There are a total of 28 baby and 32 adult tooth sets for your pup.
It is important to get your pup started early with a healthy diet and dental care. To learn more about the importance of caring for your pet’s teeth as they age, read more .
We hope this article has provided you with some helpful tips on how to keep your French bulldog happy and healthy.
If not, be sure to contact us with any other questions or concerns that come up along the way.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: How to discipline a French bulldog?
Becoming a loving, disciplined parent is not an easy journey. It is important to stay consistent with the discipline and training you set out for your children as soon as they start acting up or misbehaving in any way.
You will also need to use firm body language and tone of voice that communicates how serious this issue really is. So that it can be corrected immediately before things get worse.
When all else fails, there are some new ways parents have found success. Try using a squirt bottle or water pistol.
Q2: When will the French Bulldog stop chewing?
Frenchie puppies have a tendency to chew on furniture. But you should not worry too much because this phase is just temporary and will most likely pass when your Frenchie’s teeth are fully grown in around the 7-8 month mark.
After which point they will probably stop chewing so hard out of boredom as well.
To help with teething toys that offer plenty of stimulation for them while also providing some relief from their pains can be really helpful.