Did you know dogs have 42 teeth in total while cats only have 30? The long canines are for holding and tearing meat, while the premolars and molars at the back of the mouth dice the food up into bite-size pieces for swallowing.
The tiny incisors at the front don't do much for the carnivore. They have a deciduous or baby set which fall out between four and six months of age, and then a permanent adult set.
You can help take care of their pearly whites by brushing, or by giving them special food, chews or regular raw bones to munch on! Dr Julie Summerfield.