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Old 09-19-2006, 11:25 AM   #1
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Default Losing teeth - what do I do?

My little baby is starting to lose her baby teeth. She lost one on Sunday and another today (poor thing). Only problem is I've never had a dog before and dont have a clue what I should be doing to make it more comfortable or what to do after it comes out.

Any suggestions?? what do I do next??

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Old 09-19-2006, 11:43 AM   #2
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Hello,

dogs aren't really like people about losing their teeth, my one never used to bad an eyelid about losing teeth! I would just keep an eye on her mouth to make sure there are no problems with them, like for instance my lab had one tooth that had virtually totally come out and was flopping around but was still attached by a small piece of gum I suppose that wouldn't come loose and she ended up getting quite uncomfortable so we had to pull it for her. In my experience my puppies have never had gaps for ages where teeth have fallen out like children do so her eating should still be fine, but if she does seem a bit uncomfortable it might be worth just making sure her food is nice and soft before you give it to her so she doesn't have to chew too much.

Good luck - when the adult teeth come in all the chewing fun begins!

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it's just the same as when a child loses baby teeth- frozen toys help numb the sore gums. there isn't much for you to do. if you are concerned that she is losing them too early, check with your vet. mostly, in my experience, pups swallow the teeth as they come out and you never see them, just all of a sudden there are gaps in their smile! perfectly normal, natural and beyond your control. she'll be fine
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Yep . you just give them something cold . like a frozen carrot.

BTW you can get doggy teething rings.
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Talking losing baby teeth!!

all dogs lose their baby teeth....it's natural.......my four dogs lost their teeth all the time.....it's really nothing too fuss over.....hope your puppy-life is okay!!! good luck with the new baby!!!! my dad's a dog trainer so i learned a lot!!! from him!!!

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Old 09-20-2006, 11:02 PM   #6
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I'm not sure if I have a problem with my puppy's teeth. She's lost a lot, and the adult teeth have come through just fine, but her upper canines have come through, and she hasn't lost her puppy canines yet! All the other teeth seem to be OK, just the upper canines!

Just hope I don't have orthodontic bills!

Seriously though, is this a problem?

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hmmm... I don't think so really unless it's making eating particularly uncomfortable or something for her. Aren't they even wobbly yet? I can't exactly remember what happened with Meg but I think the canines were the baby teeth that held on a bit longer - I suppose when you think about it in terms of wild dogs, the canines are some of the most important teeth they have, they don't want to lose them and then have to wait a while until the others come through properly ( I would imagine). I would say just keep an eye on them and if they're not getting at all wobbly and are just getting in the way of your pups other teeth then maybe a vet visit or call is worth a go. But I really, really don't think there's anything to worry about, they should come out very soon.

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Thanks MegBonnie
Her upper canines don't even look as if they are getting wobbly - I inspect her mouth every day and give them a little wiggle to see if they are coming loose, but nothing so far. The baby ones are perfectly in line behind the adult ones - maybe you're right, when the adult ones reach full size, the puppy ones will come out. She does look a bit strange with this double set there at the moment. I spoke to the vet nurse and she said not to worry just yet, wait a couple of more weeks and then if they haven't come out, they might have to take them out.
Meanwhile I'm giving her bones to chew so that may assist - though I must admit she's had bones all along.

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Give the baby teeth a wiggle , they should come out soon. Some breeds do take longer to come out even after the adult teeth are through.
Shelties in particular have problems and sometimes need surgery to remove them.
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Beaudy Mate,

Just checked her mouth and the upper right canine is wobbly! Looks as if it will come out in a day or so and so will the other one without having to resort to surgery.

I'm so relieved - I really thought I had a problem.

I'm happy now.

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