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Pulling Baby Teeth: I really thought I would dodge this one but now I am not sure. I have 6 of Smartyís baby teeth, she brought me two. But her upper canines have come in behind the baby ones. If I go the vet I know he will want to put her to sleep and pull them. I've tried wiggling them, giving her extra hard bones to chew, but no luck they are in tight. Any suggestions?

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Do Like I did when I was a kid....eat an apple...that always worked....just have them bite down on the apple and then pull.

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Yes, that is how we got 4 of her teeth. She has a Heave A Beaver rope, and after we throw it for a while she likes to play tug of war. I really do not want to put her to sleep for this.

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oh the dreaded upper canines. I have the same issue with Monte right now grrr. I reeealy don't want to have to put him under 2x's and I am trying to hold out having him fixed until he is at least 8 months. I did have my vet look at them just to make sure everything is coming in o.k., he said everything looks great right now and to just watch them and come back if I'm unsure and he will check them for me. My vet is really good, he know's I want to wait to neuter Monte and agree's only 1 surgery would be best. I have been playing lots of tug-o-war and giving him nyla bones, bully sticks, whatever I can find he wants to chew on and they do seem to be getting looser. Monte is 1 wk shy of 7 months so I am really crossing my fingers.

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We were told that Radar's teeth should fall out before he has his appointment to get neutered but if they don't then they will do them during the surgery. It'll be extra but they tend to want to take them out during that process.

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We're having the same problem with Havee's upper canines. His perm canines erupted in front of the baby ones and the baby ones don't feel loose His lower ones have all fallen out and all of his molars too. Those dreaded canines seem to be in pretty tightly.

I was sorry I didn't wait to have him neutered just for this reason. He's almost 7 mos now.

I do have to stop at the vets in the next couple of weeks, so I'll ask what they think then. Of course, I really don't want him to go under again for 2 little baby teeth.
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Yeah that might get pricey for you.

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I'm trying my best to loosen them. Everytime she is in my lap I am pushing on them. Maybe the new harder chews will work.

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We had the same problem and tug of war worked for us too.
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Just be careful not to accidentally break off the tooth, because then it will need surgery to remove it anyway.

All of my dogs have had their teeth fall out eventually, except for one and it's hereditary in her family for teeth to be retained. Check with your breeder to see if they will fall out on their own (based on family experience) or if you should be prepared to see the vet for it.
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