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Old 04-22-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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My baby is almost 8 months old and her adult teeth are coming in pretty good. The baby teeth are a row behind the adult ones so she looks funny. She still chews on her rawhides and chew toys but I need to brush her teeth or her breath could peel paint off the wall! I am sure the food gets trapped somewhat. Has anyone had this issue with their puppy? The groomer I go to said she had to have her dog anesthetized(put to sleep) in order to pull the baby teeth out. They seem to be in there tight so I doubt they are loose enough for me to try to remove them. Is 8 months still young enough for her to have baby teeth? Am I worrying prematurely??
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:10 PM
 
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Have you talked with the vet. I had a problem where a retained canine tooth forced the adult tooth over towards the roof of the mouth and the dog, yes, the dog had to get braces! This was not cosmetic - the lower canine would have grown into the roof of the mouth had I not done that.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:23 PM
 
Location: California
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They usually start losing teeth way before 8 months. If the baby teeth are not even lose, I would consult a vet.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Manhattan, Ks
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The baby teeth should be out by now. She'll probably need to be anesthetized and have them pulled. I wouldn't try to do it while she's awake for sure.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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I agree with Shelby and Granny. If the baby teeth are still firmly attached at this point and the dog has unusually bad breath it's worth a vet visit.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Georgia
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They need to be removed. If not, you run the risk of losing the adult teeth. Usually when a dog is neutered the vet will remove the baby teeth.
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Old 04-23-2010, 09:50 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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I think also as a previous poster mentioned they will probably have to be pulled . I knew another dog had to have that done .
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Old 04-23-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: ROTTWEILER & LAB LAND (HEAVEN)
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Your vet should of caught this. They should of taken them out before now.
I feel bad for your pup.
Good thing he lets you brush his teeth, but I still can't believe your vet didn't catch this while giving your baby a full examination.
I wish you and your pup the best.
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Old 04-23-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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What breed? Toy dogs often have tooth problems. My own had a double row on the bottom, they were taken out when she was spayed, back then I think we paid $10/tooth (after 8 teeth, they're free), she lost about 7 but a wk or so later, more grew in.
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Old 04-23-2010, 07:25 PM
 
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She is a toy poodle. I worry about anesthesia. She only weighs 4.5 pounds!
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