Tooth eruption and exfoliation is a normal process of adulthood in your dog, he will lose his teeth naturally just like any of us would. The main cause of your puppy losing his baby teeth is in order for them to allow their adult teeth to erupt.
Delayed eruption refers to a condition in which teeth don't appear on schedule (see below). This could occur with the late appearance of baby (deciduous) teeth or adult (permanent) teeth. A delay in tooth appearance should be differentiated from tooth absence (Missing Teeth or Unerupted Teeth).
In cats, the incisors erupt before the canines, followed by the premolars for a total of 26 deciduous teeth. As in dogs, cats do not have deciduous molar teeth. 4 problems with deciduous teeth. The following are common problems associated with deciduous teeth and suggestions for proper patient care.