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Old 02-19-2007, 06:23 PM   #1
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Default Bleeding gums and teeth

Over the past few weeks we've noticed a bit of blood on our Max's chew toys. Every other morning there's another tooth to be found . I know it's normal for them to lose their teeth but, how often do they normally lose them and how severe is the blood loss? Thanks in advance for your replies xxx.
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:13 PM   #2
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Are we talking about a teething puppy? Hope so. If that's the case, you shouldn't see large amounts of blood or anything that is "dripping" constantly or over a long period of time. All those baby teeth need to go ... and then it quits. There can also be blood when the adult teeth come in but it should also be minimal.

I'd give him some ice cubes wrapped in a small wet towel that has been chilled in the freezer for a couple of hours to help him feel better & it is likely to help absorb much of the blood.

If you're feeding kibble & it is making his teeth bleed especially badly, you could soften it with warm water. However, my vet told me I was being overly sensitive & specifically said he wouldn't do it. <LOL>
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:20 PM   #3
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Oh honey do not worry alot of blood leaves the ears and goes to the mouth to bring in those big k-9 teeth. They will drop teeth for a couple months, pick them up and put in a box, date it and keep as I do. It will not last and it will not loos much blood at all, please do not worry. This is completely normal to loose the milk teeth for the permanent ones to stay in.
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Old 02-20-2007, 01:25 AM   #4
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Dogs normally have two sets of teeth - baby teeth and adult teeth. The baby teeth are pushed out by the adult teeth coming in. The adult teeth usually come in at around seven months age. There shouldn't be much blood loss, unless the dog has a blood clotting disorder like hemophilia (rare) or VWD (more common). If you dog has a bleeding problem, consult your vet for an appropriate method to treat the bleeding in your situation.
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